WINNER of TWO 2008-2009 Ovation Awards!
Production of a Musical - Intimate Theatre
Choreography - Lee Martino
Also Nominated for:
Director of a Musical - Nick DeGruccio
Lighting Design, Intimate Theatre - Steven Young
Lead Actor in a Musical - Chad Borden
#1 in TOP TEN OF 2008 – Frontiers Magazine (Les Spindle)
"Electrifying visceral experience!"
"Emotional resonance and musical splendor — a serendipitous marvel."
Back Stage West (Les Spindle)
"This 'Spider Woman' weaves a theatrical web of rare professionalism;
catch her before she disappears for another decade!"
IN Magazine LA (Christopher Cappiello)
Chad Borden as "Molina" & Daniel Tatar as "Valentin" Terra Macleod as "Spider Woman"
LA Weekly says...
"A terrific production with a fine cast! Moving!"
Chad Borden as "Molina", Terra Macleod as "Spider Woman", Daniel Tatar as "Valentin"
Terra Macleod & Chad Borden Mike Motroni, Daniel Tatar, Jeffrey Parsons, Oskar Rodriguez
"Magnificent! Flawless! 5 Stars!" - Grigware Talks Theatre
Based on the novel by Manuel Puig, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" revamps a harrowing tale of persecution into a dazzling spectacle that juxtaposes gritty realities with liberating fantasies. Thrown together in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary being tortured for political information, and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about a movie actress named Aurora with Valentin to help him mentally escape from the horrors of the prison. One of Aurora’s movie roles is a Spider Woman who kills with a kiss. Two unlikely cellmates, Valentin and Molina play a breathless cat-and-mouse game as they struggle to survive.
Director Nick DeGruccio and Choreographer Lee Martino create an intimate chamber piece with this brilliant musical, accompanied by a live six-member orchestra, bringing the action of the show literally close enough to touch.
Jeffrey Parsons, Oskar Rodriguez, Salvatore Vassallo, Terra Macleod, Hector Guerrero, Shell Bauman, Mike Motroni
"STUNNNING! One of the year's finest!" - Frontiers Magazine
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Ed F. Martin & Chad Borden Shell Bauman, Mike Motroni, Terra Macleod, Jeffrey Parsons, Salvatore Vassallo
Daniel Tatar & Zarah Mahler Chad Borden & Eileen Barnett
Photos by Michael Lamont