The Lantern Theatre and Conway Community Arts will present Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz as part of its Late Night at the Lantern series on March 17-19 and 24-26 at 8 p.m. at the Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle in downtown Conway.
Other Desert Cities follows the Wyeth family, former members of President Reagan’s inner circle. The daughter is about to publish a memoir revealing explosive family secrets that her parents would rather be ignored, as they gather for a holiday celebration. Laced with humor and wit, political commentary, and sharp dialogue, the play was nominated for five Tony Awards, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play.
The cast includes Ashli Brown, Jeannie Denniston, Donald Walizer, Samantha Porter and Zachery Ingersoll. The play is under the direction of Trent Reese.
The play is recommended for mature audiences only. Tickets are $15 each. Tickets to Lantern Theatre productions are now handled online only by visiting their web site at: www.conwayarts.org and clicking on the ‘Tickets’ link. Season tickets are also available online, along with complete information about all performances scheduled for 2016.