Kiss of the Spider Woman

Where: Welk Resort Theatre, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido

Cost: $51 - $72

Age limit: 18+

Ongoing: until Sunday, October 22, 2017

This musical recreates a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle by juxtaposing grim realities with life-affirming fantasies. Focusing on two cellmates in a Latin American prison, the story concerns Valentin, a tough revolutionary, and Molina, an unabashed homosexual show shares his fantasies about an actress, Auora, with Valentin, as a way of coping with the horrors of prison. This is a thrilling piece of theater, filled with dramatic intensity and a poetic heart. The Welk Resort production is first-rate and features many fine performances under Ray Limon's taut, sensitive direction. Natalie Nucci makes a captivating Aurora, while Jeffrey Parsons is touching as Molina, and Richard Bermudez brings strength and eventual vulnerability to Valentin. (Recommended for 17+;  younger at parents' discretion). Critic's Pick.

Recurring dates & times

  • Thursday 1 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 p.m.
  • Friday 1 p.m.
  • Saturday 1 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 p.m.


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