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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Carol Senal
32 events 13 reviews

The performance was very professional for a small venue. The part played by Spider Woman was not good. She has a poor voice.

reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeremy Majeski
8 events 4 reviews

Two male leads were great! Unfortunately, the woman playing the spider woman was the weak link. Great sound from the pit.

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathleen Burch
Red Velvet 74 events 35 reviews

Extraordinary production in a very small space. Terrific singing and dancing. Just don't go if overt homosexuality bothers you.

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
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_Kiss of the Spider Woman _

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Peter Marston Sullivan

Serving an eight-year sentence in a Latin American prison for homosexuality, Luis regularly escapes the torture and humiliation by inventing a fantasy world of movies starring the vampy diva Aurora. But his ability to escape reality is tested by his new cellmate, a Marxist revolutionary named Valentin. For despite falling in love with Valentin, Luis has been co-opted by the prison warden and the secret police to get information out of his cellmate in exchange for early parole. Can Luis’ fantastical tales of Aurora and her Spider Woman character help navigate the dangerous events of the real world?

Kiss of the Spider Woman won the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score when it debuted on Broadway. A harrowing tale of torture and political oppression, this musical nonetheless embraces hope and the beauty of love.

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