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Lips Smackin' at MVT: Sarah Ruhl's 'Stage Kiss'

Lips Smackin' at MVT: Sarah Ruhl's 'Stage Kiss'

It's a full-press
lip smack



Art imitates Life.
Life imitates Art.


by Sarah Ruhl


"Stage Kiss" an Uproar of Romance
and Comedy."

- Honolulu Star-Advertiser

“Strap on your laugh meter and watch the dial go off the chart as you take in this extremely delightful, crazy, outlandish, over-the-top comedy..."
- Allan O., Honolulu


"Super funny!" - Nadine C., Kaneohe

"Full of antics that
spill off the stage."
- Vin S., San Diego

"Buy some tickets now. You
won't be sorry!"
- Sheri B., Honolulu

"The direction...is superb...the actors are terrific."
"Manoa Valley Theatre's production of Stage Kiss is, in a word, wonderful."
"Go see this play for cathartic laughing."
- Hitting The Stage

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     This is a hilarious story in which 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. Romantic comedy and backstage farce are whipped together in this lively comedy about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one. A Hawaii premiere.



(photos by Erich Steinwandt)

     The production will run through January 29. Show times are Wed. 7:30p.m., Thur. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., and Sun. 4 p.m. Tickets are $40. Seniors and military are admitted for $35, youth 25 years old and under for $22.

     The play is performed in two acts with one intermission. Approximate running time is 2 hours 30 minutes. Minimum age is 14.

     To purchase tickets:

     Call:  988-6131
     or purchase online at manoavalleytheatre.com

     Play sponsor is Ralph Rosenberg Court Reports, IncSeasonwide sponsors are Cades Schutte and the Cades Foundation, Iolani School, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Mike and Alberta Rosenberg, and Bob and Corrine Taylor on behalf of Maui Divers Jewelry.

     This event is made possible with support from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts




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Honolulu's Off-Broadway Playhouse
2833 East Manoa Road

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