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The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

Stage Kiss

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Rebecca Taichman

“CRITIC’S PICK. Suffused with warmth and humor. Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss reminds us of how the artifice of theater can stir real emotions for those who create it—and for those who attend it, too.”
—Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“FOUR STARS.  Sarah Ruhl delivers a brilliant comedy that aims for big laughs and hits its target. Jessica Hecht’s riotous performance will easily rank among the year’s best. Funny: There’s nothing like it.”
—Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

“A GIFT AND A RARITY:  a superb new romantic comedy that’s moving, smart, and flat-out hilarious. Rebecca Taichman’s superbly breakneck direction never lets up. You will have difficulty breathing. Stage Kiss is that funny.”
—Jesse Green, New York Magazine

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice returns to Playwrights Horizons with Stage Kiss, a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

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Show Information

Dates Feb 7 - Apr 6
Ticket Prices Starting at $75
Company Playwrights Horizons
Theatre Mainstage Theater
416 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Rebecca Taichman

Performance Schedule

Tues-Wed 7:00 pm
Thurs-Fri 8:00 pm
Sat 2:30 pm, 8:00 pm
Sun 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Post Performance Discussions
Wed Feb 19  
Sun Feb 23 (matinee)  
Fri Mar 7  
Running Time 2 hours and 10 minutes, including 1 intermission
Intermission Yes
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Todd Almond
Clea Alsip
Michael Cyril Creighton
Dominic Fumusa
Emma Galvin
Jessica Hecht
Patrick Kerr
Ken Marks