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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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. 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