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Meet The Other Desert Cities Cast

April 28th, 2014


It’s no secret that Los Angeles is the mecca of acting talent, but people think this is true solely in the film industry. It’s also true for theatre, so when the opportunity to star in a Pulitzer Prize finalist play arrives, casting is difficult. International City Theatre, known for its first-rate casts, recently experienced this when casting Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, and this cast is as talented as they come. Nicholas Hormann will star as family patriarch Lyman Wyeth. He’s starred in nine Broadway productions and has appeared at practically every major regional theater in the country. Playing his wife Polly is Suzanne Ford. She’s recently appeared on television shows The Mindy Project and Grey’s Anatomy. The Wyeths’ daughter Brooke will be played by Ann Noble, who starred in The Crucible at the Antaeus Theater, earning an LA Weekly Award nomination. Trip Wyeth will be played by Blake Anthony Edwards, who has appeared in Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Completing the cast is familiar face Eileen T’Kaye, who starred last season at ICT in Dead Man’s Cell Phone. In Other Desert Cities, the manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays — including daughter Brooke who’s publishing a tell-all memoir. With Brooke’s parents trying to cling to their country-club social status, the family must come to grips with its family secret. Other Desert Cities was a Broadway hit show (five Tony Award nominations) and also a Pulitzer Prize finalist. With a cast like this, International City Theatre is sure to receive similar acclaim. Other Desert Cities runs June 4 through 29. All performances are at International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call 562-436-4610 or visit

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