De Kus/ The Kiss

De Kus/The Kiss by Ger Thijs (NL)
Another US premiere from Upstream Theater
Translated by Paul Evans


October 9-25, 2015



Directed by Kenn McLaughlin
With Lisa Tejero and Eric Dean White


Two troubled souls cross paths: an apprehensive housewife and a disillusioned comedian.
A chance encounter leads them to reflect on their lives as they have been, as they might have been,
and as they might yet be. Can worlds be changed by a kiss?

 "...a play that beautifully beckons us in..." -- Richard Green,

"...a magical, marvelous exploration of the human heart... a 5 on a scale of 1-5"  -- Mark Bretz, Ladue News
"...distinguished by sensitive performances..." -- Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"See THE KISS. Upstream Theater is one of finest theatrical companies in town,consistently delivering quality entertainment that moves you to think and feel in ways you may never have before."
-- Chris Gibson,

"Tejero and White strike the perfect balance of guarded suspicion that morphs into comradery and later intimacy..."
-- Shannon Geier, Buzz on Stage

"a first-rate evening of theater" -- Ann Lemons Pollack, St. Louis Eats and Drinks

"...impeccably staged..." -- Snoop's Theatre Thoughts

Set by Michael Heil
Costumes by Michele Friedman Siler
Lighting by Tony Anselmo
Sound by Philip Boehm and Michael B. Perkins
Props by Claudia Horn

October 9-11, 15-18 & 22-25
All shows 8 PM except Sundays
Oct 11 and 18 at 7 PM, Oct 25 at 2 PM
Kranzberg Arts Center (501 N. Grand at Olive)
Tickets $30 general admission, $25 seniors 65 and over, $20 for full-time students with valid ID

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