Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities

by Jon Robin Baitz

"A winner… funny and fierce, invigorating and intelligent." — The Daily News

"The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups in many seasons… leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated." — The New York Times

Winner of the 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award and Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Best Play

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7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Evenings
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

* Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Cohen.jpgJOYCE COHEN* (Polly Wyeth) appeared last season in The Philadelphia Story. Other PTC shows include: Hamlet, Dancing at Lughnasa, Arcadia,Othello, A Streetcar Named Desire, Enchanted Apriland Copenhagen. TV and film includes: Granite Flats (recurring role), High School Musical, Pixel Perfect, Read It and Weep, Touched By an Angel,Everwood, Archie Bunker’s Place, SLC Punk, The Dance, Adventures of Food Boy and Independence Day. Broadway: Once a Catholic. Off-Broadway: The Mint Theater Co., Playwrights Horizons, Westside Arts. Regional: People’s Light & Theatre Co., Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Peterborough Players, the Public Theatre (ME), Utah Shakespeare Festival, Salt Lake Acting Co., Plan-B Theatre Co., and Sundance Film and Theatre Labs.


LemenagerNANCY LEMENAGER* (Brooke Wyeth) Broadway: Velma in Chicago, Brenda in Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out and Penny in Never Gonna Dance; Kiss Me, Kate, Dream, How to Succeed…and Guys and Dolls. Regionally: What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck (World Premiere: The Alley), Sense and Sensibility (Actors Theater of Louisville), Romeo and Juliet (Virginia Stage),Italian American Reconciliation (Emelin), Tom Sawyer (Hartford Stage), Smart Cookie (World Premiere: The Alliance), and She Loves Me (Arena Stage: Helen Hayes Nomination). Carnegie Hall Debut 2004: Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops. Television: Elementary, Girls, The Good Wife,Nurse Jackie, 30 Rock, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU.
Parlato.jpgDENNIS PARLATO* (Lyman Wyeth) has appeared at PTC in 42nd Street, Touch(ed), Paint Your Wagon and The Vertical Hour. Broadway: Lawrence in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mr. Robinson in The Graduate, John the Baptist in Salome, Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music, CIA agent Walter Anderson in Chess, and Rooster in Annie. Off-Broadway and regional credits include title roles inCyrano de Bergerac, Barrymore, J.B., The Master Builder, and Christopher Columbus; Prospero inThe Tempest, Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Sky Masterson inGuys and Dolls, Mr. Lockhart in The Seafarer, and Beethoven in 33 Variations. His film credits includeJohnny Suede, Delirious, Dillinger’s Dead, Bury the Evidence, Rick, First Born, Starting Out in the Evening and Bride Wars.
Skinner.jpgKATE SKINNER* (Silda Grauman) is pleased to return to Pioneer Theatre Company where she didThe Comedy of Errors in 1990. She has starred on Broadway in The Graduate and Uncle Vanya, and her off-Broadway credits include productions at the Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Playwrights Horizons, as well as two National Tours. Regionally, Kate has played leading roles across the country, most recently Boeing Boeing(NY), Doubt and Agnes of God (Chicago), Honey Brown Eyes (NYC), The Alchemist (DC), Noises Off(Denver) Uncle Vanya (NY), and Rabbit Hole(Cleveland). Her film and TV credits includeUnforgettable, Blue Bloods, all versions of Law & Order, Mona Lisa Smile, The Rage, Carrie II andDown the Shore. She is married to the author/actor, Ron McLarty.
Zlabinger.jpgMICHAEL ZLABINGER* (Trip Wyeth) returns to Pioneer Theatre Company after appearing as Laertes in Hamlet. Off-Broadway: Desperate Writers, The Tempest and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. International: European premiere ofThe Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Vienna’s English Theatre, dir. Pam MacKinnon). Regional: The Columnist (Florida Studio Theatre), Handle With Care (Gulfshore Playhouse), Ah, Wilderness!(Baltimore Centerstage), Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Iago in Othello, and Twelfth Night (all at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival), world premiere of Splitting Infinity (Geva), Torvald in A Doll’s House (North Carolina Stage Company), Hamlet (Long Wharf),The Mousetrap (Studio Arena), and The Credeaux Canvas (Hartford TheaterWorks).  Television:Person of Interest, Guiding Light, ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pacific Blue, MTV’s Undressed, MTV’s Now What? (pilot). Education: Carnegie Mellon, LAMDA. www.michaelzlabinger.com.