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Kiss of the Spider Woman

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 pm Sundays (no show Sept. 8) through Sept. 29., Sunday September 15 | $15-$35.
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
1785 NE Sandy Blvd.
Fundamentally a meditation on how we perceive reality, Kiss of the Spider Woman is a baffling juxtaposition of humor and horror. It’s campy comedy mixed with violent drama. There are Odd Couple antics interrupted by lengthy tangents on political ideals. High-stepping musical numbers punctuate brutal prison beatings. Luis Molina (played with just enough comic effect by Bobby Ryan) is a flamboyantly gay window dresser incarcerated in a South American prison for corrupting a minor. He escapes into his mind by reliving the films of his favorite childhood actress, Aurora. His new cellmate, Valentin (Nicholas Rodriguez, the best voice in the production), is a Marxist political revolutionary being tortured for information. Molina helps Valentin survive by drawing him into his fantasies of Aurora’s dazzling musical numbers and dramatic roles. Though the eight-person Triangle Productions cast brings some impressive talent, it is limited by a show that is undeniably bizarre and unsettling—it’s surprising that it won the 1993 Tony Award for Best Musical. Is it a splashy and surreal musical comedy with something deeper to say? Or is it a heartbreaking drama that illuminates the way we mask suffering with fantasy and denial? Maybe it’s just a matter of perception.

Where: Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
Phone: 239-5919
Address: 1785 NE Sandy Blvd.
Website: http://www.tripro.org/24th-season/kots.php

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