Kiss of the Spider Woman: Kander & Ebb's Dark Musical
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When Kay quits her corporate job to teach English at a Chicago public school, visions of changing the world dance in her head. But in Principal Principle, a dark comedy written by former teacher Joe Zarrow, Kay learns that plenty of things are broken -- the copy machine, the spirits of her fellow teachers and the system. Take a peek behind the doors of the teachers' lounge to discover the politics and people who come together to try and make a difference -- any way they can. Learn More
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Small theater space.Boxy equivalent to a thrust stage rather than a cabaret. The actors, especially the dancers, were right in front of me- less than 18" from my toes, somewhat unnerving, but they were good at handling the lack of distance . I liked the performances and the way the staging dealt with the minimalistic space. Acoustics, voices and music were excellent. The Molina character was a tad overplayed even given the time when the piece was written.This piece is not often performed- it is and was worth seeing.
_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.
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Love -- Life in abundance comes only through great love.