A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2012, and winner of the Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play in 2011, the play has been described by reviewers as: “smart, entertaining”, “richly enjoyable”, “superbly crafted”, “funny, cutting and illuminating”, “scathingly funny”, “deeply felt drama”, written with “wit, wisdom and compassion”.
High anxiety erupts at Christmas when Brooke Wyeth, a leftist writer with an about-to-be-published family memoir, visits her conservative parents in Palm Springs, California. Her father, a former movie star and former United States ambassador during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and her razor sharp mother, Polly, have chosen to live here in luxurious exile. There are aspects of their past they would rather not be reminded of, although it is hard to forget them with Silda, Polly’s sister, in residence after a stint in rehab!
Mr. Baitz looks deeply into his characters and no one is drawn in black and white. Like all of us, there is more to them than meets the eye – and a huge family secret lies waiting to be unearthed.
Dates and Times:
Performances will be offered Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 4:00 p.m., EXCEPT for an added performance Wednesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m.. There will be no performance on Thanksgiving. Then on Saturday, December 7, the evening performance will be replaced by a 2:00 p.m. matinee.