'Other Desert Cities' continues Clague's 91st season

Clague Playhouse begins 2019 with a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "Other Desert Cities." As dysfunctional family plays (and aren't they all?) go, this is one of the smartest, funniest, most moving to have played on Broadway in recent memory.

The Wyeth family is at war over daughter Brooke's writing of a memoir that lays bare all the family secrets. But this is a family that is united by deep love and compassion, and hope wins the day. Political divides also run deep between the conservatives and liberals in this family. Considering it opened on Broadway in 2011, it is remarkably predictive of the state of things in our country right now.

Come spend a few hours with the Wyeth family and discover a wonderful family reunion dramedy and a remarkable allegory about the American political landscape. The play is written by Jon Robin Baitz and is directed by Fred Sternfeld and our cast features Leighann DeLorenzo as Brooke, Anne McEvoy as Polly, John J. Polk as Lyman, James Rankin as Trip and Valerie Young as Silda.

The show runs Friday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, Feb. 3, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Clague Playhouse is located at 1371 Clague Road in Westlake.

Show tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for seniors (60+), and $10 for students (any age with a valid ID) and may be purchased by calling the box office at 440-331-0403 Wednesday through Saturday from 1-6 p.m or visiting our website: clagueplayhouse.org. Limited free tickets for high school and college students are available for Thursday performances by calling the box office to reserve and showing a student ID at the time of ticket pickup. No online reservations can be taken for these free tickets.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:50 AM, 01.08.2019