I really didn’t ever think that I would be blogging about a Broadway show here, on meganshead, but last night I went to see Other Desert Cities, right here at The Booth Theatre in New York, and I can’t help myself. What an unbelievable experience.
Picture this. A theatre not much bigger than Theatre On The Bay. Every single seat full. Our 50% discounted tickets were $66 each. A play that includes Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach and Judith Light in the cast. Judith had won her Tony for this role the night before. Yes. That kind of play.
Other Desert Cities is a family drama, with fraught, complicated relationships, politics, secrets and twists. It is moving, shocking, hilarious, complicated and totally engaging. But, most importantly, it is brilliantly done. Brilliant performers. Brilliant script. Brilliant set and lighting. Brilliant direction.
This is the kind of theatre that makes you need to see a play at least three times a week. It is the kind of theatre that makes you love theatre. It is what theatre can, and should, be.