25 Feb Other Desert Cities
Review by Claire Martin
3 stars (out of 4!)
“Other Desert Cities,” at Vintage Theatre, takes its vague name from California highway signs — “To Palm Springs” reads an exit sign, and another directs drivers to the dry promise of “Other Desert Cities.”
And desert cities, of course, are man-made mirages, with lawns, pools and buildings on land once home to tumbleweed and cacti. So this play, set in Palm Springs, promises an illusion, and boy, does it deliver.
Set on Christmas Eve 2004, the play opens with New Yorker Brooke Wyeth (Molly Killoran) arriving home for the first time in six years. She’s full of East Coast attitude and more than a little entitlement.
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