Take Me America, a Gritty New Musical at Village Theatre
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The line between fantasy and reality becomes increasingly blurred in this smash musical about escape and the transportive power of love. Created by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting team that penned Chicago and Cabaret, and four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, Kiss of the Spider Woman was the winner of seven Tony Awards in 1993, including Best Musical. It's the story of two cellmates in a Latin American prison -- Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary, and Molina, a gay window dresser. Molina survives his jailers' torture and humiliation by escaping to a fantasy world filled with the movies he loved as a child, conjuring a beautiful and beguiling screen enchantress named Aurora as his imaginary diva. As the relationship between Valentin and Molina becomes increasingly complicated, so too do Molina's over-the-top fantasies, which begin threatening to overtake his real life. Learn More
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Featured review from Kathryn
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As is always the case with the Village Theater, production values were top notch for this show. It's a new piece by a first generation American about the desperation of asylum seekers, The author did a good job of showing the ambivalence of the people making the decisions. Perhaps we were just tired on Friday night, but we found it awfully intense. I gave it just three stars because we felt the show was too over-wrought; it seems to need more balance.
Quotes & Highlights
- See the <em>Take Me America</em> promo trailer on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLE3E4205F45B4527E&v=jUFK79CBstQ&feature=player_embedded">YouTube</a>.
Gritty, Inspirational, Compelling
Book and Lyrics by Bill Nabel
Music by Bob Christianson