Odyssey presents “In Some Dark Valley: The Testimony of Reverend Brand”

One night only!! Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s Thresholds of Invention series of first looks at pieces-in-progress by prominent L.A. visionaries presents In Some Dark Valley: The Testimony of Reverend Brandwritten and performed by Robert Bailey.

From the press release:

One moonlit night, Reverend Brand, a fiery 19th century circuit preacher, emerges from the shadowy mountains of Appalachia and our collective history to weave a tale of religious fervor set against a landscape scarred by war, poverty and disease… a story that also shines a light on rare moments of tender and resilient redemption. Embodying multiple characters while also singing gorgeous traditional songs handed down through generations of Southerners, Bailey grapples with the inevitable clash between an unyielding vision of moral rectitude and the tragic personal destruction it leaves in its wake, transporting the audience to a land and era that is haunting and illuminating in its relevance to today.


In Some Dark Valley: The Testimony of Reverend Brand

Written and Performed by Robert Bailey
• Series curator: Tony Abatemarco
• Produced for the Odyssey by Beth Hogan and Tony Abatemarco

One performance only:
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025

PARKING: FREE in the on-site parking lot.

TICKETS: $25.00

Box Office: Purchase tickets online here or call (310) 477-2055 ext. 2

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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