ETC’s “Other Desert Cities” Earns 4 Star LCT Rating

Ryan Wesley Gilreath and Amy Warner
Ryan Wesley Gilreath and Amy Warner

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized Ensemble Theatre“™s production of Other Desert Cities with a 4 Star Rating.

In Other Desert Cities, a family is thrown into turmoil when a once-promising novelist returns home to Palm Springs to visit her parents, and she reveals the imminent publication of her juicy tell-all memoir“”a book that focuses on the politically explosive and tragic death of her antiwar-activist brother.

Panelists described the Other Desert Cities as “œa well crafted production of an engaging play“¦thought producing and discussion-producing, with an unexpected twist“. Actress Amy Warner, as Polly Wyeth, was singled out as having “œsuch class, such style, and such unbelievably controlled tension as the socialite mother“¦She was recognizable from the second she stepped on stage, and her character never faltered.“ Dale Hodges was also praised for her portrayal of Silda Gruaman: “œOutright hilarious“¦her physicality alone was remarkable“¦she added humor and truth to every line she delivered.“ Finally, Brian C. Mehring was commended for his “œbeautiful, exact, and controlled“ set design: “œThe set was stunning: the scale was impressive and the dressing pitch-perfect.“

Other Desert Cities continues through September 22nd. Tickets can be purchased at

League of Cincinnati Theatre panelists evaluate productions on a 5 star scale and recommend shows at either a 4 star or 5 star level. Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.

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