Production announcement coming soon

MARCH 2019

Kiss of The Spider Woman

Music is by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book is by Terrence McNally, and the musical is based on the Manuel Puig novel El Beso de la Mujer Araña. Originally directed by Harold Prince, the musical had runs in the West End (1992) and Broadway (1993) and won the 1993 Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical ran on Broadway for 904 performances. KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN will be directed by Evan Tsitsias, Musical Direction by Chris Barillaro, Choreography by Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Production Design by Nick Blais, Sound Design by Jeremy Mitchell and the Production Manager is Daniel Bennett.

The show will be presented at the Historic Don Jail (Bridgepoint administration building) from March 6 to 10, 2019, every evening at 7:30pm and 1:30 pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. The Don Jail is located at 550 Gerrard St E, Toronto.


Kawa Ada as MOLINA

Since graduating from The Boston Conservatory, Kawa has played leading roles at Tarragon, Factory, Cahoots, Buddies in Bad Times, the Belfry, the Grand, Centaur, Canadian Stage, several seasons at both The Shaw Festival and Soulpepper, for which his debut performance earned him a Dora Award. Recent film and television credits include a recurring role on the CBC drama, Shoot the Messenger and a starring role in the 2018 Oscar-nominated film, The Breadwinner. Kawa has the distinction of being the first Afghan-Canadian published playwright. His produced plays include The Wanderers (Cahoots/Buddies) and The Death of Mrs. Gandhi and the Beginning of New Physics (Next Stage). This past year, he was Playwright-in-Residence at Tarragon. He currently teaches at George Brown Theatre School. Kawa is also a national keynote speaker on diversity and leadership development.



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