"'Other Desert Cities' is an intense work that thrives entirely on heightened emotions. This production will engage and touch you -  It is all played on a phenomenal set designed by Paul Tate dePoo."

- WAMC - Northeast Public Radio

"Lyman is a former actor who became an ambassador; Polly, the frontier independence of her native Texas still informing her steely core, was a screenwriter. For years they’ve essentially hidden in Palm Springs, bunkered in their tastefully austere concrete-and-glass home in the desert - the excellent set design is by Paul Tate dePoo III"

- Times Union

"The production at Capital Repertory Theatre proved to be as remarkable as the play itself. Paul Tate Depoo III has designed a remarkable set that makes the desert view outside the Wyeth family’s window come to life. Other Desert Cities is a brave play, flawlessly executed. You’ll regret missing it."

- MetroLand




Directed By: 

Michael Bush

Scenic Design: 

Paul Tate dePoo III

Costume Design: 

Karen Ledger

Lighting Design: 

Michael Giannitti 


2014's Top Ten Plays 2/10 The Berkshire Eagle 


* After six years away, prodigal daughter Brooke Wyeth returns to her Palm Springs Desert home to celebrate the holidays and announce plans to publish her childhood memoir – complete with revelations of deep family secrets. Retired ambassador dad, savvy mom, rehabbing aunt and ne'er-do-well brother team up to stop her and the joys of the family reunion quickly unravel in a surprising twist.

Written by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, Jon Robin Baitz, this searing comedy-drama with banter that dazzles was described by the New York Times as "one of the most satisfying grown-up plays of the decade."

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play and The Drama League Award for Best Play.