Recently one of the hottest tickets on Broadway and a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, "Other Desert Cities" brings dysfunctional family drama to new heights. Christmas is always somewhat surreal in Palm Springs -- and it's made even more so when once-promising novelist Brooke Wyeth returns home after a long absence to present her conservative parents with a tell-all confessional memoir that exposes a pivotal event in their family history. Now, old wounds are reopened, childhood memories are tested and the Wyeth clan learns that some secrets can't stay buried forever, in this Playhouse 1960 production of the popular play by Jon Robin Baitz. Houston favorites John Stevens and Bonnie Hewett lead the ensemble cast.
Texas singer-songwriter Tracy Lawrence has been in the major league country music scene since the early 1990s, virtually carving the way for many of today's biggest country pop stars. Lawrence seems to be content with his veteran status as a major label staple, churning out studio albums on the regular and keeping with his general aesthetic of Christian-themed, blue-collar celebration music.
Meet fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his betrothed Arlene Wyniarski, a couple of Buffalo greenhorns who are suddenly swept up into the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's autobiographical play is optioned for big bucks on Broadway. But what seems at first like a young playwright's dream quickly devolves into the stuff of which nightmares are made. As crazy divas and out-of-this-world egos conspire to drive the characters of "Don't Talk to the Actors" crazy, you can just sit back, enjoy the show and laugh yourself silly.