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Review: ‘Other Desert Cities’ delivers uncomfortable excellence

Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities” belongs to that particular breed of domestic drama that traps us in a room with characters who are all at emotional and ideological odds and watches as they slowly destroy one another. It’s also a perceptive and painful familial portrait, tightly wound and intense, and it’s brilliantly and compassionately acted by the five-person cast at the Modern Theater Spokane.

Modern Theater Spokane’s production of ‘Other Desert Cities’ delivers uncomfortable excellence

Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities” belongs to that particular breed of domestic drama that traps us in a room with characters who are all at emotional and ideological odds and watches as they slowly destroy one another. It’s also a perceptive and painful familial portrait, tightly wound and intense, and it’s brilliantly and compassionately acted by the five-person cast at the Modern Theater Spokane.

Review: Trotter as Bearing lifts Lake City’s ‘Wit’

One might think watching a play about cancer would be a depressing way to spend an evening. But Lake City Playhouse’s production of “Wit,” by Margaret Edson, defies those expectations in a deft and witty way. “Wit” is essentially a series of monologues, peppered by short scenes, delivered by Vivian Bearing, a professor of 17th century poetry who has two hours to live. She is a scholar of the poet John Donne, whose works and themes are woven throughout the script. Bearing is not given to chuckle, chortle or guffaw, but she has a biting wit that adds much to the story.