Orpheus Descending, with Harold and Crosby, Opens in Los Angeles Jan. 15

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Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending, starring Gale Harold and Denise Crosby, officially opens in Los Angeles Jan. 15.
Orpheus Descending's Gale Harold
Orpheus Descending's Gale Harold Photo by Robert E. Beckwith

Documentary filmmaker Lou Pepe ("Lost in La Mancha") directs the production for Theatre/Theater that runs through Feb. 21. Harold ("Queer As Folk") portrays Val opposite Crosby ("Star Trek TNG") as Lady Torrance in Williams' 1957 play that offers a retelling of the Orpheus myth reset in the American South. The cast also features Claudia Mason, Robert E. Beckwith, Curtis C., Francesca Casale, John Gleeson Connolly, Kelly Ebsary, Andy Forrest, Sheila Shaw and Geoffrey Wade.

According to press notes, "Guitar-playing drifter Val Xavier arrives in a small town looking for work and the opportunity to renounce his wild ways, where he meets Lady Torrance, a woman with a tragic past who longs for rebirth. Known as one of Williams' more complex plays, Orpheus Descending explores the power of passion, art, and imagination to redeem life and return it to meaning."

Orpheus Descending is produced by Ginger Perkins, Frantic Redhead Productions.

For tickets, priced $25, phone (800) 838-3006 or visit BrownPaperTickets/Event.

Theatre/Theater is located at 5041 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA.

Denise Crosby and Gale Harold in <i>Orpheus Descending</i>
Denise Crosby and Gale Harold in Orpheus Descending Photo by Robert E. Beckwith
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