Presented by Collective Face Theatre Ensemble
Book by Terrence McNally,
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig
Kiss of the Spider Woman revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss. Can Molina's fantastical tales of Aurora and her Spider Woman character help him navigate the dangerous events of the real world?