Actor from CBS Soap Opera "Guiding Light" Bringing His Play to Macon's Douglass Theatre


Soap opera fans will recognize O'Leary as Dr. Rick Bauer from the CBS soap opera Guiding Light (Photograph courtesy of Michael O'Leary)

Michael O'Leary is not only a talented actor but a playwright as well and he is bringing several stage readings of his play Breathing Under Dirt to the historic Douglass Theatre in Macon. 

The play is set in Macon back in 1954 and revolves around two women who are both dealing with civil rights issues but whose shared love of alcohol and danger pushes them down different paths.

O'Leary is familiar with the struggles of addiction as he fought his own battles after "Guiding Light" came to an end. He now helps others with their own fights against addiction.

The play is being presented by The Griffith Foundation and stage readings will be performed each night at at 7 p.m. from Tuesday, September 26th through Thursday, September 28th.

O'Leary's former castmate, actor Grant Alexander, who played the "Guiding Light" character Phillip Spaulding, will also be appearing. 

Macon's Charles Davis and Kelley Dixon will be playing in the lead roles, according to The Griffith Foundation.

Tickets to see Breathing Under Dirt are free for those who make a reservation online.

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