Kiss of the Spider Woman revolves around the lives of two very different men sharing a prison cell in an unnamed Latin American country. Molina, a gay window dresser, and Valentin, a political prisoner, form an unlikely bond during their captivity. As they pass the time, Molina recounts his fantasies about the mysterious “Spider Woman.” Kiss of the Spider Woman explores themes of love, sacrifice, and escapism. It’s a tale of two individuals seeking connection and solace amidst adversity.
Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1992)
Cast Size: 15+
Setting: Latin America
Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Book: Terrence McNally
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
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