Synopsis

Stage Kiss - ACTING EDITION

Stage Kiss - ACTING EDITION $9.99

Sarah Ruhl

Published by Samuel French Inc

5 Male 3 Female

THIS IS THE ACTING EDITION

Art imitates Life

Life imitates Art

When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage

Stage Kiss is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss

And when actors share a real one

CHARACTERS

SHE - A woman in her mid-forties. Plays the role of Ada Wilcox

HE - A man in his mid-forties. Plays the role of Johnny Lowell

ADRIAN SCHWALBACH - A director

KEVIN - the Reader, also plays the Understudy and the Doctor and the Butler

THE HUSBAND

ANGELA - An actress in her early twenties who can believably play a teenager - plays THE MAID in Act 1 and ANGELA in Act 2

AN ACTRESS - in her late twenties or early thirties, plays MILLICENT in Act 1 and LAURIE in Act 2

Runs about 2 hours

REVIEWS

"CRITIC'S PICK. Suffused with warmth and humor. Sarah Ruhl frothily whips together romantic comedy and backstage farce in this lively comedy about a pair of actors...who find life and art mixing together when they rekindle an old romance during rehearsals for a play" ~ New York Times

"FOUR STARS. Sarah Ruhl delivers a brilliant comedy that aims for big laughs and hits its target. Funny: There's nothing like it" ~ New York Post

"At once a knowing sendup of the hazy half-truths of stage naturalism and a goofy meditation on the nature of desire and sexual fantasy, [Stage Kiss] manages to be both wholly original and instantly recognizable to the audience. As a satire of theatre and theatricals, it's right up there with Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys'' ~ The New Yorker

"There's not one but two plays-within-a-play in Sarah Ruhl's "Stage Kiss," a highly meta-theatrical, fundamentally enjoyable, slightly slight, not-so-romantic comedy pondering the complexity of onstage osculation" ~ Variety

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