From the Writer of Billy Elliot, a Play About the Power of Art: The Pitman Painters
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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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Great examination of our relationship to art, no matter who we are, in the core story. Good cast and staging. The only weakness comes in the final scene, in which it becomes clear the playwright really didn't know how to end the narrative and it just meanders to a flat close. But overall, worth seeing: humorous, dramatic and thought-provoking (without being heavy handed) on what "art" means.
The show's running time is one hour and 30 minutes and includes one intermission.
This play contains brief nudity. ("Blink and you'll miss it," ACT assures us.)
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