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Next Stage Arts Project and The Apron Theater Company present "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz on March 17 to 20 and March 24 to 26 at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 20. Tickets are $15, general admission, available online at, by phone reservation at 802-387-0071 or at the door.

Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, "Other Desert Cities" centers on the powerful Wyeth family. Patriarch Lyman Wyeth, (played by Michael Kennedy) an actor-turned-ambassador during the Reagan administration, and matriarch Polly, (Christopher Coutant) a former screenwriter, are set to celebrate the holidays with their adult children. In a series of confrontations, the Wyeths sift through conflicting memories of the past and face serious choices about how to go forward.

Next Stage Arts is located at 15 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney. For information call 802-387-0102 or visit