Picks and Pans Review: Orpheus Descending

updated 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

TNT (Mon., Sept. 24, 8 P.M. ET)

C

In the season's first Tennessee Williams dramatization featuring a top female star (ABC has Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner coming up), Vanessa Redgrave is a shopkeeper in Mississippi who enters into a relationship with a brooding drifter (Kevin Anderson) in a snakeskin jacket.

It's a hallucinatory staging—spooky Kabuki meets Southern gothic—altogether too arty for the garden-variety viewer. On the bright side, if you happen upon it while zapping through the channels, there's not much chance you'll mistake it for Monday Night Football.

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