The Asphalt Kiss

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About This Show

59E59 Theaters hosts a month-long celebration of Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues, with the NYC premiere of his seminal play, The Asphalt Kiss, starring Charles Turner. This NYC premiere has an English translation by Alex Ladd, and is directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde and produced by Lord Strange Company.

As a man lies dying from a hit-and-run accident on a busy Rio street, a male stranger comes to his aid and fulfills his dying wish for a kiss. An unscrupulous reporter, eager to feed a scandal hungry public, witnesses this kiss and turns a simple act of human compassion into salacious front-page news. While the Good Samaritan tries to hide from the tabloid spotlight, his entire life is turned into a media circus, which culminates to a shocking conclusion.

Added performances: Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 PM and Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00 PM.

Opening Night: Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00 PM.

The month-long celebration of Rodrigues’ work, marking 25 years since his death, also includes several play readings plus screenings of his Award-winning film All Nudity Shall Be Punished.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 11, 2005 Final Performance: October 29, 2005
Location: 59E59 Theaters, New York City

59 E 59th St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | October 12, 2005
Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues’ 1960 play is intriguing but its New York premiere production is seriously flawed.

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