The History of Kisses: Spicy Stories, Amorous Encounters and Sea Shanties
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The last date listed for The History of Kisses was Sunday July 3, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Signature Theatre puts its own stamp on this dark masterpiece of musical theater. Written in 1928 by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera skewers capitalist society while following dashing criminal anithero Macheath as he leaves a trail of broken hearts and slashed throats throughout the London underworld. The unforgettable score's highlighted by "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny," and juiced by the jazzy sounds of '20s-era Berlin, while the innovative epic modernism of the work went on to influence the creators of acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Urinetown. Learn More
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This is a 1-man show featuring a series of related sketches and characters that involve passion and the sea. Most of the sketches are quite good, but some don't work so well. All in all, it's a fairly well done, cleverly constructed piece.
Quotes & Highlights
“David Cale is a spellbinder. … Cale’s gifts as a storyteller hold an audience rapt.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Written, directed, and performed by David Cale
Songs by David Cale
The History of Kisses is a lyrical meditation on the nature of desire and fate.
David Cale writes songs, monologues, plays, and musicals. Acclaimed as one of America’s top solo performers, his award-winning solo pieces have been see around the country. He’s performed on and off Broadway as well as on film (Radio Days, Pollock). He’s written lyrics for songs recorded by Jimmy Scott and The Jazz Passengers, and Deborah Harry.
His solo show Somebody Else’s House inaugurated The Studio Theatre’s Special Events in 1993, and The History of Kisses marks his fourth solo piece at The Studio Theatre, following Smooch Music and _The Redthroats. _
*Photo of David Cale by Craig Schwartz