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Kiss of the spider woman

Tampalini, S. (2006) Kiss of the spider woman. [Play] [Creative Output]


With their new interpretation of Manuel Puigs powerful play Kiss of the Spider Woman Theatre Kwong is weaving another web of intelligent entertainment for Perth theatre audiences.

Manuel Puig's 1980s play, made famous by the Hollywood film version starring William Hurt and Raoul Julia, has now been given a contemporary setting. Relocated in an Asian prison, the play tells the story of Molina, a gay prisoner, who weaves a delicate web of fantasy to relieve the brutal reality of prison life.

His cellmate Valentin, a political prisoner, becomes entangled in this sensual story. Making use of the colourful aesthetics of Chinese Opera, Kiss of the Spider Woman is a piece of visual theatre that uncompromisingly explores the boundaries of desire and power.

Publication Type: Creative Output
Written byPuig, M.
DirectorTampalini, Serge
ProducerYam, S.
PerformerWoo, C.
PerformerTan, N.
PerformerYam, S.
Company Credits: Theatre Kwong, Blue Room Theatre
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publishers Website:!theatre/vstc6=spider...
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Other Information: Theatre Kwong's Asian adaptation of Manuel Puig's classic, Kiss of the Spider Woman. 2006 @ The Blue Room, Perth, Australia. You tube video attached shows the opening scene with the Spider Woman (played by Simon Yam) singing One For My Baby.
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