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Other Desert Cities

By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Katherine Almquist

July 6,7 13,14,15 20,21,22 27,28, 2018
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee

A daughter returns home for Christmas for the first time in years, bearing the manuscript of a memoir, which reveals a devastating episode in the life of her wealthy Republican family. The events, years in the past, emotionally ravaged the daughter; disturbed the upbringing of the younger son, a child when the events happened; opened a schism between the mother and her sister; and shattered the orderly lives of the parents, causing their ostracism from an intimate circle of friends, which included President and Mrs. Reagan. Powerful, passionate and superbly crafted.

"The most richly enjoyable play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons."
— New York Times

 

 

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The Sherman Playhouse will be accepting applications for directors and their productions (musical and non-musical) for its 2019 season. Please fill out the appropriate form and return to Robin Frome, Reading Committee Liaison at his email address: Frome@snet.net by Oct 1 2018.

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FYI. Artistic Director Robin Frome will be auditioning for a full fledged production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the twins Viola and Sebastian (ages 17 to 35) ONLY at the JCCinsherman.org on Tues MAY 22 630 to 830 pm. Only one weekend of performances slated for Aug 10 weekend. For more info email Frome at frome@snet.net. — at JCC in Sherman. ... See moreSee less

FYI. Artistic Director Robin Frome will be auditioning for a full fledged production of Shakespeares Twelfth Night for the twins Viola and Sebastian (ages 17 to 35) ONLY at the JCCinsherman.org on Tues MAY 22 630 to 830 pm. Only one weekend of performances slated for Aug 10 weekend. For more info email Frome at frome@snet.net. — at JCC in Sherman.

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Attended Sunday's matinee. Awesome performance by all!

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