Blue Moon will present drama centered on family
The Lawton-Fort Sill community will finally have a chance to catch the little-known yet captivating work of Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" beginning Friday night.
The puzzling, political and pun-filled production will be presented by five area performers and directed by retired theater arts professor David Fennema.
"This is very much a family drama," Fennema said. "It will show the working of a family and the importance of honesty."
The story takes place in Palm Springs, Calif., in 2004 when a family reunites for the Christmas holiday. A liberal daughter announces to her "very staunch Republican" parents that she has completed and will soon publish a memoir about her brother's suicide. The conversation and situations that follow the announcement make for the drama.
"It's politics that make up the conflict at first," Fennema said, "but as the day progresses, it becomes more and more of the book. The book really becomes the crux of the play what it reveals and what kind of revelations are forced out of the family because of it."