‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ Coming to Barn Players

Next up at Kansas City’s Barn Players is the remarkable and dazzling musical spectacular Kiss of the Spider Woman, opening Friday, September 16th, playing through Sunday, October 2nd at The Barn Players, 6219 Martway, in Mission, KS.

Kiss of the Spider Woman is the harrowing, glitzy, musical story of persecution in this tale of two cell mates in a Latin American prison that combines reality with fantasies. Molina is a homosexual serving 8 years for deviant behavior and Valentin is a tough revolutionary. To relieve the loneliness and pains of torture Molina shares his fantasies that result in a glittering, musical spectacular about an actress who plays a “Spider Woman” and whose kiss is deadly.

The musical score was written by John Kander; the play at Kansas City’s Barn Players is directed by Eric Magnus and features JC Dressler as “The Spider Woman”, Joel Ramsdell as “Molina”, Paul Brennan as “Valentin” and Paul Emerson, Corey Allen, Joy Richardson, Natasha Gibbons, DeShawn Young, Max Mammele and chorus members JP Helder, Christop Nevins, and James Reves.

Performance dates are: Friday evenings September 16, 23 & 30th at 7:30 p.m. — Saturday evenings September 17, 24 and October 1th at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday Matinees September 19, 25 and October 2nd at 2:00 p.m. The play is rated “R”.

Tickets are $18.00 and are available on the theatre website www.thebarnplayers.org or at the theatre box office the date of the performance – discounts for seniors and students – credit cards accepted.

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