Stage Kiss - TCG Edition

Sarah Ruhl(Theatre Communications)

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Synopsis

"Wickedly clever...

Ruhl's unique, breezily elegant dialogue is fully present, as is her pleasingly loopy logic."—<i>Variety</i>

"In the smart, rollicking <i>Stage Kiss</i>... passion and fidelity engage in a kind of elegant pas de deux....

The play manages to be both wholly original and instantly recognizable... with its combination of hilarity and trenchancy."—<i>The New Yorker</i>

Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl brings her unique mix of lyricism, sparkling humor, and fierce intelligence to her new romantic comedy, <i>Stage Kiss</i>.

When estranged lovers He and She are thrown together as romantic leads in a long-forgotten 1930s melodrama, the line between off-stage and on-stage begins to blur.

A "knockabout farce that channels Noël Coward and Michael Frayn" (<i>Chicago Tribune</i>), <i>Stage Kiss</i> is a thoughtful and clever examination of the difference between youthful lust and respectful love.

Ruhl, one of America's most frequently produced playwrights, proves that a kiss is not just a kiss in this whirlwind romantic comedy, which will receive its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in winter 2014.

<b>Sarah Ruhl</b>'s other plays include the Pulitzer Prize finalists <i>In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)</i> and <i>The Clean House</i>, as well as <i>Passion Play</i>, <i>Dead Man's Cell Phone</i>, <i>Demeter in the City</i>, <i>Eurydice</i>, <i>Melancholy Play</i>, and <i>Late: a cowboy song</i>.

She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Her plays have premiered on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and have been produced in many theaters around the world.

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