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Division of Theatre and Dance to present ‘Other Desert Cities’

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JOHNSON CITY (Oct. 4, 2013) – “Other Desert Cities,” a 2011 play by Jon Robin Baitz, will be presented by East Tennessee State University’s Division of Theatre and Dance Oct. 17-20.

In this play, the Wyeth family is pushed to the brink when daughter Brooke returns to their Palm Springs home with the news that she is about to publish a memoir, bringing up painful memories.

According to the “New York Times,” the play “is built with gleaming dialogue and tantalizing hints of a dangerous mystery.”  “DC Theatre Scene” calls it “a cool, captivating examination of the cracks in family myth and the slippery nature of truth,” and “Broadway World” says that it strikes “a delicate balance between biting comedy and strife-ridden drama.”

Performances will be held Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 17-19, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Bud Frank Theatre on the ground floor of Gilbreath Hall.  Due to adult content and language, this play is not suitable for children.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $7 for students with valid ID and may be purchased in advance by visiting www.etsu.edu/cas/comm/theatre/ or at the door.

For more information, contact Christine Waxstein at (423) 439-6511 or . To request disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346 by Friday, Oct. 11; attempts will be made to fill late requests, but these cannot be guaranteed.