Other Desert Cities


by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Mark Gorman

April 27, 2018 – May 20, 2018
The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

After a 6 year absence, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to visit her family, celebrate Christmas and argue with her opinionated, prickly (but warm-hearted!) kin. When she announces the imminent publication of a revealing memoir featuring an intimate family tragedy that her parents desire to keep private, the Wyeths face exposure and embarrassment, shame and redemption. A lively, crackling dark comedy, Other Desert Cities is a smart political play about the myth of the modern-day grown-up.


“Mark Gorman’s precise direction of A Public Fit Theatre’s production of “Other Desert Cities” works Baitz’s crisp script and upper-crust characters’ psychological wounds — that are open wide from the beginning and by the end are cauterized closed—healing all but one of the characters. The one not healed is Henry, around whose politically-driven fate the play revolves.”

“Artistic Direction by Ann-Marie Pereth and Producing Direction by Joseph Kucan sews the whole experience up in seamless style.”

Check out the Las Vegas Tribune’s laudatory review of Other Desert Cities by Marianne Donnelly! Click Here!

“A Public Fit’s meticulous, polished production of Jon Robin Baitz‘s Other Desert Cities affords the adventurous theatregoer a highly satisfying, nay “shattering” emotional journey.”

“If you care about contemporary theatre, if you want to be engaged and moved by a theatrical presentation, if you want to celebrate the fine estate of current Valley theatre companies, take a hard turn off the highway to visit A Public Fit’s engaging Other Desert Cities.”

Check out Eat More Art! Vegas’ review, by James Sohre, Here!