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‘A powerful look at very different people’

Welk Resort Theatre presents “Kiss of The Spider Woman, ” running through Oct. 22.

‘A powerful look at very different people’

“Kiss of the Spider Woman,” by John Kander and Fred Ebb with book by Terrence McNally, is now playing at Welk Resort Theatre, located in Escondido at the historic Welk Resort. The production is led by award winning director and choreographer Ray Limon.

“Kiss of the Spider Woman” revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress, Aurora, with Valentin. One of her roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss.

“I have always wanted to direct ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman,’” said director/choreographer Ray Limon. “The piece is a powerful look at very different people coming together in a difficult time and finding common ground. A theme that remains incredibly relevant and important to explore. I’m thrilled with the talented group of performers with whom I get to tell this incredible story.”

“Kiss of The Spider Woman” (PG-13, recommended for 17+, younger at parent’s discretion) runs through Oct. 22; Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. Ticket prices range from $38 to $51. Visit bit.ly/2vAni4M.

“Kiss of the Spider Woman” is a tale of persecution that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies featuring cell mates in a Latin American prison.

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