Following its 2007 Drama Desk nomination for "Outstanding Revival of a Musical" (H.M.S. Pinafore), the Vortex Theater Company collaborates once again with Drama Desk nominee Gisela Cardenas ('Outstanding Director of a Play,' Agamemnon, 2006) to reinvent one of the most classic musicals of the last twenty years, Kander and Ebb's Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical. Based on the best-selling novel by Manuel Puig, this dark tale of torture and imprisonment has become a cult hit among musical theater fans since it opened in 1993 and won seven Tony Awards. By pairing this traditional musical with a creative team well-versed in experimental theater, the Vortex creates a unique theatrical event that joins political ideology with a cabaret aesthetic. The result is a provocative new staging of this testament to the power of imagination under the most extreme circumstances.