The Actor's Express in Atlanta will begin its 25th anniversary season with the multiple Tony Award-winning show Kiss of the Spider Woman. Directed by Freddie Ashley, performances will run August 23-October 7.
Based on the original novel by Manual Puig, Kiss of the Spider Woman tells the story of Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary, and Molina, a gay window dresser, who develop an uneasy friendship rooted in surviving life in a Latin American prison. The book is written by Terrence McNally with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, respectively.
The show features Liberty Cogen as Aurora/Spider Woman, Bryant Smith as Valentin, and Craig Waldrip as Molina. The cast also includes John Benzinger, Matthew Busch, Andrew Faber, Joshua Gilyard, Patty Guenther, Cody Jarrell, Jason-Jamal Ligon, Paige Mattox, Anthony Owen, Christopher Repotski, and Jeremy Varner.