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Kiss of the Spider Woman

December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

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Performances from December 12 - 16

The National Theatre School presents

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Written by Manuel Puig
Directed by Harrison Thomas and presented by the Graduating Class of 2018 in Directing, Production Design & Technical Arts, and Set & Costume Design

Valentin and Molina find themselves as unlikely cellmates in an Argentinian Prison. While freedom eludes them in life, they gain it through Molina’s love of film, his memory a projector against the dark. As they wait for time to pass, they draw closer, ultimately coming to see themselves and each other in new ways.

First published as a novel in 1976, Puig’s work subtly balances the complicated nature of sacrificial love and our desperate need for escape from its implications. Part cinema of memory, part political drama and part queer love story, it asks what escape is worth, and where we seek it.


Preview: December 12, 8pm
December 13 to 15, 8pm
December 16, 2pm


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Molina: Robert Persichini
Valentine: Victor Andrès Trelles Turgeon


Director: Harrison Thomas D2
Assistant to the Set Designer: Kita Mendolia SCD3
Assistant to the Costume Designer: Marilyne Beauchamp SCD3
Production Manager and Technical Director: Jessie Potter PT3

Scenographer: Annick Lavallée-Benny
Costume Designer: Renée Sawtelle (Set and Costume Design, 2016)
Sound Designer: Jesse Ash (Production Design & Technical Arts, 2007)

Lighting Designer: Eryn Griffith ART

Stage Manager: Gloria Mok PT2
Assistant Stage Manager and Crew: Katherine Kellner PT1
Head Electrician and Head of Sound: Pedro Melão Ferreira PT2

Dramaturgy: Alisa Palmer, Production: Audrey-Anne Bouchard, Stage Management: Danielle Szydlowski (Production Design & Technical Arts, 2014)

D2 Second year Directing graduating students; SCD3 Third year Set and Costume Design graduating students; PT3 Third year Production Design & Technical Arts graduating students; PT2 Second year Production Design & Technical Arts students; PT1 First year Production Design & Technical Arts students; ART Artistic Residence in training

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December 16, 2017
2:00 pm
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National Theatre School of Canada
5030 Rue Saint-Denis
Montreal, QC H2J 2L8 Canada
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National Theatre School of Canada
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