10-18 July 2020

CREATIVES

Book by

Terrence McNally based on the novel by Manuel Puig

Music by

John Kander

Lyrics by

Fred Ebb

 

Directed by

Robert Readman

CAST

To be announced 

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

@41monkgate, York

Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman takes a harrowing tale of persecution and turns it into a dazzling musical that combines gritty realities with liberating fantasies.

 

Molina is a gay window dresser serving an eight-year sentence in a Latin American prison after being accused of corrupting a minor. He survives by living in a fantasy world of movies, most of them starring his idol Aurora.

 

Valentin, a tough Marxist revolutionary, is brought into the prison, where he's beaten, tortured and thrown into Molina's cell.

 

Molina shares his fantasies about Aurora – originated on Broadway by Chita Rivera – with Valentin.

 

One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.