Director, Actor, and Sometimes Gardener
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Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz

JET Theatre and Performance Network
Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI
Mar-May 2014 and May-June 2015
When Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt, she announces that her latest book is now a memoir of the family instead of a work of fiction.

 " David Wolber  directs the production with a masterful sense of the script's slow-burn-build of tension." - Jenn McKee,  The Ann Arbor News, MLive.com review of "Other Desert Cities "

"David Wolber directs the production with a masterful sense of the script's slow-burn-build of tension." - Jenn McKee, The Ann Arbor News, MLive.com review of "Other Desert Cities"

 "'Other Desert Cities' best of season - FIVE ***** of FIVE STARS! The JET cast includes excellent performances... Though not a comedy, it would be a mistake to consider 'Other Desert Cities' a somber chamber. 'Other Desert Cities' is also funny, honest, surprising and very liberating. Bravo to the cast and crew. We are still applauding" -Viviene DeGain,  The Oakland Press review of "Other Desert Cities"

"'Other Desert Cities' best of season - FIVE ***** of FIVE STARS! The JET cast includes excellent performances... Though not a comedy, it would be a mistake to consider 'Other Desert Cities' a somber chamber. 'Other Desert Cities' is also funny, honest, surprising and very liberating. Bravo to the cast and crew. We are still applauding" -Viviene DeGain, The Oakland Press review of "Other Desert Cities"

 "When a brilliant script meets a gifted cast and an imaginative director, the result is the spectacular JET season finale 'Other Desert Cities.' Thanks to the skill of  Wolber , there is never a dull moment, even though the play runs close to 2 1/2 hours, including intermission. The many memorable lines are delivered with perfect timing, and the plot is riveting, with a stunning twist near the end so surprising it elicited literal gasps from some of the audience members, including myself. The cast is extraordinary, individually and together." -Ronelle Grier,  The Detroit Jewish News review of "Other Desert Cities"

"When a brilliant script meets a gifted cast and an imaginative director, the result is the spectacular JET season finale 'Other Desert Cities.' Thanks to the skill of Wolber, there is never a dull moment, even though the play runs close to 2 1/2 hours, including intermission. The many memorable lines are delivered with perfect timing, and the plot is riveting, with a stunning twist near the end so surprising it elicited literal gasps from some of the audience members, including myself. The cast is extraordinary, individually and together." -Ronelle Grier, The Detroit Jewish News review of "Other Desert Cities"

 "The very secrets we keep to protect each other are often the secrets that drive us apart and interfere with us being happy, loving and whole people. This is true when talking about a family or talking about a country. It is also the concept that imbues 'Other Desert Cities' by Jon Robin Baitz with such power and heartbreak.  David Wolber  directs this cast of highly experienced artists and each one brings individual strengths to the stage." -  Bridgette M. Reedman, Encoremichigan.com

"The very secrets we keep to protect each other are often the secrets that drive us apart and interfere with us being happy, loving and whole people. This is true when talking about a family or talking about a country. It is also the concept that imbues 'Other Desert Cities' by Jon Robin Baitz with such power and heartbreak. David Wolber directs this cast of highly experienced artists and each one brings individual strengths to the stage." - Bridgette M. Reedman, Encoremichigan.com

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  Other Desert Cities  by Jon Robin Baitz Director - David Wolber  Brooke Wyeth - Leah Smith* Polly Wyeth -  Naz Edwards*  Lyman Wyeth - Hugh Maguire* Silda Grauman - Sandra Birch* Trip Wyeth - Bryan Lark  Assistant Director - Kat Altman Stage Manager - Harold Jurkiewicz* (JET), Anna Simmons* (PNT) Set design - Daniel C. Walker (JET), John Manfredi (PNT) Scenic painter - Jen Maiseloff Light design - Mary Cole Costume design - Mary Copenhagen Costume coordinator - MaryJo Cuppone (PNT) Sound design - Phil Powers (JET), Julia Garlotte (PNT) Props design - Sarah Tanner   *member Actors Equity Association photos by  Jan Cartwright

Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz
Director - David Wolber

Brooke Wyeth - Leah Smith*
Polly Wyeth - Naz Edwards*
Lyman Wyeth - Hugh Maguire*
Silda Grauman - Sandra Birch*
Trip Wyeth - Bryan Lark

Assistant Director - Kat Altman
Stage Manager - Harold Jurkiewicz* (JET), Anna Simmons* (PNT)
Set design - Daniel C. Walker (JET), John Manfredi (PNT)
Scenic painter - Jen Maiseloff
Light design - Mary Cole
Costume design - Mary Copenhagen
Costume coordinator - MaryJo Cuppone (PNT)
Sound design - Phil Powers (JET), Julia Garlotte (PNT)
Props design - Sarah Tanner

*member Actors Equity Association
photos by Jan Cartwright