Ulysses is dying in a squalid cabin, with the Rocky Mountains his only witnesses — until his one-time wife Emma shows up. Once he was a poet and college professor with a wife and a son, but now he has only his oxygen tank and his filth. Reunited after two decades apart, Emma and Ulysses rehash their broken past and why she ultimately abandoned him in the middle of the night, taking their son with her. Sharr White's drama Annapurna
charts a course into the unsteady territory of love and loss, and what's on the other side of both. St. Louis Actors' Studio presents Annapurna
at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (February 14 to March 1) at the Gaslight Theatre (358 North Boyle Avenue; www.stlas.org
). Tickets are $30 to $35.