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Actors' Playhouse adds 'Other Desert Cities'

Other Desert Cities logoActors' Playhouse in Coral Gables is celebrating its 25th anniversary next season, and the theater has just filled one of two blanks in its 2012-2013 schedule with a hot show: Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities. Now running on Broadway at the Booth Theatre, the play is a clear contender for numerous awards, including this year's best play Tony.

Baitz, the creator of the television series Brothers & Sisters, has written a funny, explosive play about a conflict-laced family reunion.  Returning to celebrate Christmas at the Palm Springs home of her power-player Republican parents, a writer with a history of depression reveals she has written a memoir about family matters Mom and Dad would prefer to forget.

Coming on the heels of this season's Next to Normal and last season's August: Osage County at Actors Playhouse, Other Desert Cities promises to be a major draw for South Florida acting talent next season.

Godspell opens the Actors' season Oct. 10-Nov. 4, followed by the intimate musical The Last Five Years Dec. 5-30.  Other Desert Cities kicks off 2013 with a run from Jan. 16-Feb. 10, then comes the regional premiere of the Tony-winning musical In the Heights March 6-April 7.  Ken Ludgwig's comedy The Fox on the Fairway runs May 6-June 2, 2013, with a summer show still to be announced.

Subscription prices range from $185 for previews to $435 for opening nights.  Actors' Playhouse is located at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.  For info, call 305-444-9293 or visit the theater's web site.