The History of Kisses: Spicy Stories, Amorous Encounters and Sea Shanties
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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. 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.
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“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