Other Desert Cities

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Quick Facts

  • Other Desert Cities was called "the best new play on Broadway" by The New York Times.
  • Among Chicago shows, this one's full of biting wit and profound insight.
  • This play is showing at the The Goodman Theatre.


Show Dates:
1/12/13 - 2/17/13

Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Other Desert Cities is a story about political differences in a family that nearly tear the family apart!

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Features: Other Desert Cities tells the tale of a woman who uncovers a devastating family secret, causing chaos for her loved ones. Tracy Michelle Arnold has the starring role of Brooke Wyeth and Tony award winner Deanna Dunagan brings fierce talent to her performances as Polly Wyeth.

Why We Go: Among things to do in Chicago, going to see Chicago shows can be an intellectually stimulating activity! If you're in the mood to switch up your typical club-going routine and do something else for fun, checking out Other Desert Cities can be refreshing.

  • The Wit: Get ready for a dose of sharp wit - and lots of it - in this gem among Chicago shows. The dialogue and storyline will keep you on your toes!
  • The Talent: You really can't go wrong with a show featuring a Tony Award winner in one of the main roles. The character, Polly Wyeth, is played by Tony award winning Deanna Dunagan. 
  • The Acclaim: The New York Times calls it "the best new play on Broadway." This must-see production among Chicago shows has gotten the head nod from The New York Times, so you know it's going to be good.

Inside Knowledge: Among things to do in Chicago, seeing Other Desert Cities is a great way to enjoy high quality entertainment. Henry Wishcamper directs this Chicago theatre production. In addition to having extensive directing experience, he's a Yale graduate!

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Learn About Family: As you see the story of a distressed family unfold, you'll be able to observe similarities and differences between the on-stage family and your own family.
  • Do Stay Alert: The biting wit of this play requires that you keep your attention on the play so that you can follow what's going on!
  • Don't Miss The Talk: On Thursday, January 17, 2013, you can attend a discussion about the play with director Henry Wishcamper.
  • Don't Dismiss The Good News: The New York Times writes positively about this play and wrote that it "has the appeal of a Broadway hit from another age".