The complex relationship between two men caged together in a Latin American prison is explored.
Vintage Theatre presents “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” starring Megan Van De Hey as Aurora, October 26 through December 2 at their new location 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($25 advance) on Fridays and Saturdays; $25 ($20 advance) on Sundays; Students and Groups $20. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com
Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman explores the complex relationship between two men caged together in a Latin American prison for very different reasons. Valentin dreams of his girlfriend and the political revolution he once led, while Molina, a gay window-dresser, spins a fantastic yarn of romance and intrigue about Aurora, a B-Movie actress who once played the role of the sinister Spider Woman. Molina’s dreams, however, become more complicated when the warden asks him to spy on his cellmate, a political activist jailed for his involvement in the Argentinean revolution. And when the Spider Woman comes to glorious, musical life, Kiss of the Spider Woman casts a spell that is breathtaking, heartfelt, and profound.
The outstanding cast includes Gabe Morales as Molina, Brian Mertz Hutchinson as Valentin and Megan Van De Hey as Aurora with Julie Lemieux (Marta), Brian Walker-Smith (Warden), Deborah (Deb) Persoff (Molina’s Mother), Mark Ivan Brache (Observer), Preston Britton (Gabriel), Donovan Arterburn III (Esteban) and Brian Murray (Marcos). Ensemble members include Preston Britton, David Carrasco, Court Clark, James L. Crapes, Christian Munck, Zach Nick, Jeffrey Ellis Parizotto, Stephan Rangel and Alejandro Roldan.
Other musicals by Kander and Ebb include Cabaret, Chicago and Steel Pier. In addition to such plays as Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, Librettist Terrence McNally has also written the book for the musical Ragtime.
Vintage Theatre presents
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb Book by Terrence McNally
Directed by Craig A. Bond
Musical Direction by Mitch Samu
Choreography Ron Marriott
Oct. 26 – Dec. 2 Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.
Fri/Sat $30; Sun $25 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com
NEW Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010
*Note Date Change from October 19 to November 25, 2012
Photo Credit: Ellen Nelson