Modern Fairy Tale Prelude to a Kiss at Las Vegas Little Theatre
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William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic is a timeless American drama about the battle between restraint and desire. On a balmy Labor Day in the 1950s, a seductive drifter ambles into a small town in Kansas while its citizens are busy preparing for their annual picnic. And when he awakens the desire of a young woman who calls this town home, it disrupts a number of lives within this tightknit community, forever changing it. The Tony Award-winning Picnic tells an iconic and affecting story about the desire to lead a more fulfilling life ... and the chances we're willing to take in order to achieve it. Learn More
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- <em>Prelude to a Kiss </em>is titled after a torch song by Duke Ellington. In 1992, a film was made based on the play, starring Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin.
Immediately after a young couple named Peter and Rita have exchanged wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, Rita's soul and the old man's magically exchange bodies. Neither Peter nor the wedding guests grasp what has happened. Peter leaves the wedding with a woman he believes is Rita. During their honeymoon, he comes to realize that Rita's body is no longer inhabited by Rita's true personality. He must find the old man, and keep his love for Rita alive… despite the fact that she is now in an unattractive body.
Prelude to a Kiss features Andrew Eddins as “Peter;” Penni Mendez as “Rita;” and, Dave Pomeroy as “The Old Man.” Other cast members include Micah Epstein, Valerie Carpenter Bernstein, Ryan Balint, Sue McNulty, John C. Hughes, Anthony Avery, Anne-Marie Somers, Tiara Coleman, Jay Somers, Steve Goldstein, and Ann Pomeroy. Directing this extraordinary journey through fantasy and reality is Gillen Brey.