FOR ALL EVENTS -
THE NEWS CYCLE
SEATS AND SLEEPING
"OTHER DESERT CITIES"
LEE HARTGRAVE TONIGHT
GOLD COMES THE NIGHT:
Jon Robin Baitz's family drama (Other Desert Cities) is most likely produced plays from around the world. The Actors are supreme for the wrecked families. It's Merry Xmas as the family gets nasty with all of them. They all chew at each other. There is even ex-President Ronald Reagan pix - Hanging on the wall.
There is immense hatefulness in this home. There is sister (Cheryl Smith) who claims that she is a reformed alcoholic. Then there is 'Trip' (Paul Collins). He runs a TV reality show. Thanks God - it wasn't or isn't "Judge Judy". Daughter Brook is the kind of complete person that bursts into flames constantly. She doesn't like this and she doesn't like this. Brooks parents are not fond and the book that she is going to send off. Books that kind - send the parents into flames. Not really - but they are sizzle. Daughter Brooke (a Liberal) is rather nasty to everyone.
Her brother, we think, is now Dead. They are not sure - but there are hints about it. Henry was involved in some nasty radical group that was responsible for a 1970 bombing. Right now -- he caught a ferry boat in Seattle. Pooff - he was off into oblivion.
The story was, or is about to be in a magazine before the book is really going to publish. The parents do not want this extra publicity.
THIS IS AN UNMISSABLE MASTERPIECE: The Actors are....
Cheryl Smith - Michaela Greeley - Geoffrey Colton - Melissa Keith- And Paul Collins. Plus others.
GREAT SCENIC DESIGNER BY KUO-HAO LO. It's a grand view. What a dazzling show to watch
THIS NUANCED POWER OF DESIGN WILL KNOCK YOU OUT
For all reviewers........******(six Stars)
OR - ******(Glasses of Champagne)