Other Desert Cities

Mixing a nation’s politics with a family in crisis, Other Desert Cities is a smash hit US drama that bridges the public and the personal.

Former Republican Senator Lyman Wyeth and his wife Polly have it all: wealth, fame and a political legacy of real muscle. In the sun-drenched comfort of Palm Springs they welcome their family back home for Christmas for the first time in years. But when their daughter Brooke announces she’s written a tell-all memoir about the incident that changed their lives, old wounds begin to re-open.

Brothers & Sisters creator and West Wing contributor Jon Robin Baitz has crafted a razor-sharp family mystery that delivers a killer dose of both humour and pathos. Starring one of Australia’s premier stage actors, Robyn Nevin, this production will feature two thrilling MTC debuts – Associate Artistic Director Sam Strong’s first production in his new role, and the stage design of internationally acclaimed visual artist Callum Morton.

Event Details

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Event Times:
Audio Described: Tuesday 6.30pm on 2 April 2013, 4pm on Saturday 6 April (with tactile tour) Captioned: 4pm on Saturday 13 April
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Venue Name:
Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
140 Southbank Blvd
Contact Phone:
03 8688 0800
Melbourne Metro
Access information:
  • Accessible Venue
  • Assistive Listening
  • Audio Description
  • Captioning
  • Companion Card accepted
  • Performances with seating reserved near the front for patrons who are Vision Impaired
  • Seeing Eye Dog friendly
Visual elements:
50% Visual Content
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