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"Prelude to a Kiss" Brings Romance to Moorpark College, Oct. 17-27
The Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department is pleased to announce its Fall 2013 production of Craig Lucas’ “Prelude to a Kiss.” “Prelude,” which garnered a Tony Award nomination for Best Play in 1990 and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will run October 17-27 on the main stage of the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road in Moorpark. Set in the 1980s, the story is about two young lovers who meet and marry, but their wedding day is interrupted by a kiss from an elderly man that sends them both on a strange journey. It's a dark fairy-tale, commenting on universal themes, like the limits of love and the meaning of commitment. In addition to the young lover’s dilemma, this edgy romantic comedy offers a wide range of entertaining additions to appeal to all audiences, including a piano-player and several torch song soloists.
This production will be directed by Theatre Arts Faculty, Eileen Kennedy. “I am very excited to be directing at Moorpark College,” said Kennedy. “The school has an impressive history of theatrical productions, and I have assembled a cast of very talented, intuitive actors to bring this touching play to life.” “We are very fortunate to have Eileen directing at Moorpark,” stated John Loprieno, Theatre Arts Department Chair. “This is an exceptional opportunity to have an accomplished industry professional come out and work with our students at this level.”
“Prelude to a Kiss” runs October 17 through 27 with performances Thursdays–Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. matinees on October 20 and 27. Tickets range from $10 for students to $15 for adults and can be purchased online prior to production with a discount of 20 percent. Senior and group discounts are available. For more information, visit MoorparkCollege.edu/PAC, or call the Box Office at (805) 378-1485.
Photo #1: Angelica Smith as "Rita," is kissed on her wedding day by the "Old Man," played by Dana Rheaume.