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Vienna Theatre Company
Grand Night
Photo Credit: Harold Bonacquist
The Vienna Theatre Company was started in 1974 by Norman Chaudet, who directed drama at James Madison High School. "Norm" formed the VTC after many of the students that he directed wanted to continue to work with him after their graduation and his retirement. Norm started his group with the talented young adults and soon expanded it to include members of the community.

After several years of working with the Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation under Jud Hockman and Barbara Gatterdam, the company was officially chartered by the town in 1982.

VTC grew by leaps and bounds over the next few years, bringing in an abundance of talent on stage and behind the curtain. The company incorporated in 1985 and continues to blossom under the sponsorship of the town of the Vienna.

Today, Vienna Theatre Company is the resident, non-profit performing company at the Vienna Community Center. VTC brings the town of Vienna the opportunity to participate in theater as a viewing audience or as working members of a local theater company dedicated to fine entertainment in the best traditions of community theater.

The Vienna Theatre Company presents a Spring, Summer and Winter production each year at the Vienna Community Center.

Spring Performance Dates and Ticket Information
Vienna Theater Company Presents
Other Desert Cities
By Jon Robin Baitz

Other Desert Cities is produced by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

The play tells the story of the fictional Wyeth family- a clan led at the top by a mother and father highly regarded in old Hollywood circles and admired by Republicans for their service to and friendship with Ronald and Nancy Reagan in their heyday. The play explores the dark family secrets that threaten to destroy external and internal perceptions about the life the members lead. Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history-a wound they don't want reopened. In the effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. The ensuing revelations concerning the mysterious history of what happened years ago leaves the whole family, including Brooke, reeling. The combination comedy/drama/mystery will keep you on the edge of your seats, as the truth is grippingly unraveled. Playwright Jon Robin Baitz has laced the story with humor and wit, political commentary (setting it in 2004 after Iraq is underway), sharp dialogue and an affecting premise.

The play had a seven-month stint at Lincoln Center (following a transfer from off-Broadway), garnered Five Tony Award nominations including Best Play, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. 

$14 for adults

Show dates:
April 17,18, 24 and 25, May 1 and 2 - 8:00 p.m.
April 26 and May 3 - 2:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale March 15.

Ticket Order Form
Purchase tickets in advance by completing a Ticket Order Form and mailing it along with your payment to the address below or fax to (703) 255-6399.  Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Vienna Community Center.

Town of Vienna
Parks and Recreation
ATTN: Ticket Sales- Amy-Jo Hendrix
120 Cherry Street SE
Vienna, VA 22180