Clare Rose Playhouse Presents ‘Other Desert Cities’

August 24, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – AUGUST 24, 2015 – The Clare Rose Playhouse, a community theater at SJC Long Island, will begin its 31st anniversary season with the drama, Other Desert Cities. The show will run from September 25 through October 11, 2015.

In Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, a woman returns home to Palm Springs, California to visit her parents after a six-year absence and announces to her family that she has authored a memoir that divulges a pivotal event in their family’s history. The play balances comedy and intense family drama in a way that is richly entertaining.

Individual tickets for this show are priced at $15; $12 for students and seniors. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call the box office at 631.654.0199 or visit

The Clare Rose Playhouse is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue) in Patchogue, on the northeast corner of the Long Island Campus of SJC.

A former cottage converted in 1985 through the generosity and guidance of the man for whom it is named, the Playhouse serves as a major teaching facility for the College’s theater courses and a training ground for young actors. The Playhouse is the site of community theater productions of musicals, dramas, comedies, cabaret acts, musical performances, dance troupes and comedians.

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.