"The MTS Production, under Potenziani's direction, succeeds!"
"Molina is superbly acted by [Eric] Trujillo."
"[Stephanie] Burch captivates as Aurora and mesmerizes as the Spider Woman."
–David Steinberg | Read more→
MUSICAL THEATRE SOUTHWEST PRESENTS
KISS of the SPIDER WOMAN
Book by TERRENCE McNALLY
Music by JOHN KANDER
Lyrics by FRED EBB
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig.
Winner! Multiple Tony® Awards including Best Musical!
Directed by BILL POTENZIANI
Music Director: LINA RAMOS
Choreographer: PETER BENNETT
Stage Manager: VICKI SINGER
October 10 – November 2, 2014 • Friday & Saturday: 8:00 PM • Sunday: 4:00 PM at the MTS Center for Theatre
KISS of the SPIDER WOMAN revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora (originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera) with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.
"Thrilling." – N.Y. Times. "Compelling, beautiful, funny and moving....[Has] a cinematic fluidity and a poetic charge." – N.Y. Daily News. "Creates an entire world out of a prison cell.... Dazzling." – Newsweek. "Capture[s] the magic musicals were meant for." – Wall Street Journal. "[A] show with a wild heart and a fresh eye." – N.Y. Newsday.