Middletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue
Middletown, Ohio 45042
AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
- Tuesday August 7th – 7pm – 8:15pm
- Wednesday August 8th – 7pm – 8:15pm
- Cold Reading form the script
- NOVEMBER 8, 9, 16 at 8:00 pm
- November 17 at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION WEEK COMMITMENT:
- Rehearsals Begin: Early to mid-October
- Production Week: November 4 – 8
Ages are reference points if you think you can pull of the recommended age than please auditions.
- Lyman Wyeth (Lead): Male, 50’s – 60’s
patriarch of the family, a real patrician of Californian royalty. Hollywood “B” actor with some celebrity and political influence, seemingly conservative but with a sense of humor and a deep love and care for his adult children.
- Polly Wyeth (Lead): Female, 50’s – 60’s
Lyman’s wife. Graceful, funny, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Deeply devoted to the preservation of family and all it stands for, and even more, the health of her husband.
- Brooke Wyeth (Lead): Female, late 20’s – upper 30’s
Lyman and Polly’s adult daughter. Writer, lives in New York although born in California. Thrives on solitude, coffee shops, intelligent conversation, and being understood. Loves family but also independence.
- Trip Wyeth (Lead): Male, 20’s – lower 30’s
Brooke’s brother. TV producer. Easy going, takes life as it comes. Loves being around family and, oddly, all its traditions. Devoted to older sister and her health.
- Silda Grauman (Supporting): Female, 50’s – 60’s
Polly’s sister. Indeterminate age, a former TV writer, definitely from the more Bohemian gene in the family. Impulsive, creative, reckless, fragile, and funny. Rather be living alone but is dependent upon Polly and Lyman for support entirely.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
OTHER DESERT CITIES
by John Robin Baitz
Brooke Wyeth after a six year absence returns home to Palm Springs to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Directed by Charley Shafor