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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