The Fall of Heaven Plays The Rep Mainstage, Closes 1/30
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) presents The Fall of Heaven by Walter Mosley. Based on his novel The Tempest Tales, this production will close on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, January 30, 2011.
Curtain times are Tuesday at 7 pm; Wednesday-Friday at 8 pm; selected Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday evenings at 5 pm; selected Saturday nights at 9 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and selected Sunday evenings at 7 pm.
Ticket prices start at just $15 (previews) and $18.50 (regular performances). To purchase, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 968-4925, or visit The Rep's Online Box Office at http://www.repstl.org.
Major sponsorship for this production is provided by AT&T Real Yellow Pages. Additional support is provided by Edward Jones.
When streetwise Tempest Landry is accidentally killed in a shooting, he finds himself at the Pearly Gates. Sentenced to hell by Saint Peter for his misdeeds, Tempest has only one thing to say: No. Hell, no. So it's back to earth for a second chance that leaves the fate of heaven and hell resting in his hands. Accompanied by an angel named Joshua, Tempest is faced with the error of his ways but refuses to take responsibility. In a tangled web of temptation and relationships, The Fall of Heaven is a daring, imaginative and fanciful tale that brings heaven and hell together to take on Tempests' challenge.
The world premiere of The Fall of Heaven opened at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio in January 2010 to widespread praise and was the winner of Six Acclaims Awards.
A celebrated crime novelist best known for his Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, Walter Mosley has written more than 34 critically acclaimed books that have been translated into 21 languages, including Devil in a Blue Dress. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award. Mosley has achieved success in literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, a young adult novel, and has been published in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications.
The cast of The Fall of Heaven at The Rep is Corey Allen as Joshua Angel, Kenya Brome as Branwyn Weeks, Bryan Terrell Clark as Tempest Landry, Jeffrey C. Hawkins as Basil Bob and voices of Saint Peter/Mr. Chin/Mr. Akbar, Rachel Leslie (last seen in You Can't Take It With You) as Alfreda/Darlene/Ensemble, and Jerome Lowe and Borris York as Ensemble.
Rep Associate Artistic Director Seth Gordon directs The Rep's production of The Fall of Heaven.
The creative staff also includes Robert Mark Morgan, set designer; Myrna Colley-Lee, costume designer; Michael Lincoln, lighting designer; Rusty Wandall, sound designer; Champe Leary, stage manager; and Tony Dearing, assistant stage manager.
Walter Mosley will be in the lobby of the Loretto-Hilton Center on Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. for a book signing. The Tempest Tales will be available for sale on site from Pudd'nhead Booksellers. Pre-orders will also be available for signed copies of Mosley's newest book When The Thrill is Gone coming out in March.
For more information about The Rep's production of The Fall of Heaven, including a guide introducing the characters, plot and background on the play; photos related to the production; and more, visit The Rep's comprehensive public website at http://www.repstl.org.