Written by Guillermo Calderón
Directed by Evren Odcikin
Presented in association with Golden Thread Productions
August 23–September 23
Opening Night: Thursday, August 30
M.A.D. Night: Thursday, September 6 (especially for folks 25 and under)
Back Talk unique opportunity for audience members to engage in a post-show conversation with reviewers and artists about critical discourse on the work. Join Shotgun's Artistic Director Patrick Dooley and Bay Area Reporter Theatre Critic Jim Gladstone to discuss his review of KISS by Guillermo Calderon.
A group of actors discover a script set in Damascus. They eagerly begin performing what appears to be a romantic melodrama, believing they will learn something about what it’s like to live in Syria. Then everything explodes. With subtly shifting perspectives, Kiss compels us to continually question our grip on reality. It’s a mystery and political thriller dressed up as a love story.
Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Please note: theatrical haze is used in this production.
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Reviews & Features
“Getting your assumptions tested and corrected — can be infinitely richer than an easy laugh”
—Lily Janiak | San Francisco Chronicle
“Interesting and offbeat”
—Victor Cordell | ForAllEvents
“The play builds and develops a rich language capable of expressing strange anxieties and philosophical positions of real complexity”
—John Wilkins | The Free Audience
Panel Discussion, Sunday, September 23
Join Torange Yeghiazarian Golden Thread's artistic director), Roberto Varea (professor of theatre and director of Latin American Studies program at University of San Francisco), and Nathalie Khankan (poet, professor of Arabic language and literature at UC Berkeley, and translator for Kiss) for a post-show conversation about Kiss.
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