Harold and Crosby to Lead Orpheus Descending in Los Angeles

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Gale Harold and Denise Crosby will co-star in the Theatre/Theater production of Tennessee Williams' short-lived Broadway drama Orpheus Descending in Los Angeles.
Orpheus Descending's Gale Harold
Orpheus Descending's Gale Harold Photo by Robert E. Beckwith

Harold ("Queer As Folk") will star as 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. Documentary filmmaker Lou Pepe ("Lost in La Mancha") directs the production that will open Jan. 15 and run through Feb. 21. The cast will also feature 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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