THE ASPHALT KISS

59E59 THEATERS, 2005
produced by Lord Strange Company
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When the line between fact and fiction is paper thin.
As a pedestrian hit by a bus lies dying on a Rio street, a passerby stops to cradle him in his arms and kisses him on the lips as a parting gesture of human solidarity. But the scene is witnessed by an unscrupulous reporter, who proves so successful in convincing a public hungry for scandal that the men were lovers that even the wife of the Good Samaritan comes to doubt his masculinity.

text: Nelson Rodrigues
translation: Alex Ladd
direction:
Sarah Cameron Sunde
key collaborators: Marie-Louise Miller (dramaturgy), Melissa Riker (movement)
design: Lauren Helpern (set), Tracy Klainer* (lights), Jeremy Lee (sound), Wade Laboissonniere (costumes)
performance: Joe Capozzi, Arlene Chico-Lugo, Paul de Sousa, Jessica Kaye, Paul Klementowicz, Dawn McGee, James Martinez, Charles Turner

photos: Peter Dressel, Lauren Helpern

*Drama Desk Nomination for Best Lighting Design

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