The Actors Fund announces that Quantum Leap Productions will present “Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera,” premiering on March 25 and continuing thru April 11th. The documentary film celebrates the artistry of live theatre as an online benefit to support creative professionals out of work due to the pandemic. The Actors Fund and Quantum Leap Productions are partnering to raise funds for performing arts professionals across the country.

In the award-winning documentary, Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera, opera’s hallowed traditions and America’s cowboy culture converge to celebrate the collaborative power of art. The documentary details the creative process of all artists involved in live theatre onstage and backstage. Zane Grey is read by Peter Coyote, with performances by shining young opera stars, Karin WolvertonMorgan SmithLaura WildeJoshua DennisJoshua JeremiahKeith Phares, and Kristopher Irmiter

Half of all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Actors Fund. Tickets are $10 and are available now at