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1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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Allow plenty of time to find parking. Theater has a very small lot that is hard to find.
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17 events
9 reviews
24 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

The performance was very professional for a small venue. The part played by Spider Woman was not good. She has a poor voice.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

Two male leads were great! Unfortunately, the woman playing the spider woman was the weak link. Great sound from the pit.

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28 reviews
24 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Extraordinary production in a very small space. Terrific singing and dancing. Just don't go if overt homosexuality bothers you.

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Website

http://bohotheatre.com/shows/kissofthespiderwoman.php

Description

_Kiss of the Spider Woman _

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Peter Marston Sullivan

Serving an eight-year sentence in a Latin American prison for homosexuality, Luis regularly escapes the torture and humiliation by inventing a fantasy world of movies starring the vampy diva Aurora. But his ability to escape reality is tested by his new cellmate, a Marxist revolutionary named Valentin. For despite falling in love with Valentin, Luis has been co-opted by the prison warden and the secret police to get information out of his cellmate in exchange for early parole. Can Luis’ fantastical tales of Aurora and her Spider Woman character help navigate the dangerous events of the real world?

Kiss of the Spider Woman won the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score when it debuted on Broadway. A harrowing tale of torture and political oppression, this musical nonetheless embraces hope and the beauty of love.

About the Ticket Supplier: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Mission:
BoHo Theatre’s mission is to create bold theatre that challenges convention through innovative storytelling and unites artist and audience in the examination of truth, beauty, freedom and love through the lens of human relationships.

Vision:
BoHo Theatre’s vision is to create a shared community of artists and patrons in which all members are moved through art to make thoughtful, well-examined, caring relationships the highest priority in their lives

Being “Bohemian”:
Bohemia is not so much a place on a map but a timeless concept that knows no geographic boundaries. The Bohemian recognizes that cherishing all aspects of art is tantamount to progression of mankind as more than just a living being.

BoHo’s values are defined by the following guiding principles:

The incorporation of the arts as a whole, including dance, music, visual art, graphic design, and other artistic disciplines.

An artistic emphasis on the importance of relationships.

Securing, maintaining, and nurturing the artist’s process.

An artistic focus on introspection.

Storytelling through innovation.

An artistic and organizational commitment to transparency.