23:00, Wed 11th – Sat 14th February 2009 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 4
Kiss of the Spiderwoman" is a Tony Award-winning musical with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, the men behind the fantastically successful shows "Chicago" and "Cabaret". "Kiss of the Spiderwoman" tells the story of sexual offender Molina, thrown into the hell of a South American prison cell- which he is forced to share with a brutish Marxist revolutionary, Valentin, with whom he has nothing in common except his pain. Molina seeks solace in the glamour of the movie star Aurora's cinematic legacy, in particular her terrifying portrayal of the Spider Woman and her fatal kiss. Valentin is driven by an unshakeable belief in the freedoms promised by Marxism and the half-remembered ecstasy of his girlfriend, Marta. Despite their battles and their enmity, the two men transcend the desperation of their existence and ultimately the barriers between them dissolve in a beautifully scored love story.