Peter Wren's "suspenseful romance" The Ballad of Lizard Gulch, which opened Jan. 21, ends its run Feb. 27 at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, directed by Mel Johnson, Jr. The play deals with two men in love with the same beautiful woman. One man is imbued with the mystical powers of Native American legends, the other is endowed with vast material wealth. The spirits speak, but money talks loudly, too.
Daphne Ashbrook portrays the woman in the middle. She recently won the Method Fest Award for her work in the indie feature "Dumbarton Bridge." John D'Aquino and Jeremy Ratchford play the two men, joined by Jack Kissel and Gabriel Clifton.
The creative team is comprised of Kathi O'Donohue (lights); Marty Hutchinson (sound); Doug Ridgeway (set), and Alex Fox (PSM).
Stella Adler Theatre is located at 6775 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. For tickets and information call (310) 289-2999.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent