Kiss of the Spider Woman
April 16, 2020 - April 26, 2020
All events at the NHCC through April 30, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
Please call the NHCC at 505-246-2261 for more information.
Thursday-Sunday, April 16-19 & 23-26, 2020
7:30 pm—Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
2 pm—on Sunday
Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig in an English translation by Allan Baker, presented in partnership with The Vortex Theatre and directed by Marty Epstein, is the story of a developing relationship between two men—a gay window dresser and a dedicated socialist revolutionary—who share a cell in an Argentinian prison during the rule of the military junta in the 1970s. What brings the two together are their shared humanity and the commonalities that they discover during their time in prison. Originally Puig’s best-known novel, Kiss of the Spider Woman was later adapted by the author for the stage, and was subsequently made into both a film and a musical. While focusing on the relationship between the two main characters, it provides insight into this chaotic chapter in Argentina’s history, as well as the nature of dictatorships.
$22 with a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members; $10 Thursday performances