Kiss of the Spiderwoman

Set in the darkness of an Argentine prison cell in the mid-1970s, Manuel Puig’s provocative Kiss of the Spiderwoman is the story of an unexpected, hard-earned friendship. Valentin, a Marxist sympathizer, is an imprisoned political activist. He’s sharing a cell with Molina, a flamboyant gay window dresser. What Valentin doesn’t know is that Molina is spying on him for the authorities. The story starts with Molina killing time by recounting his favorite romantic films for Valentin. But Valentin, ever the activist, berates Molina for his escapist ways. Their feelings of disdain and distrust slowly and unexpectedly turn into respect and even friendship — a friendship that requires great sacrifices from both men. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through June 17. Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 South Jensen. For information, call 832-250-7786 or visit
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: May 31. Continues through June 17, 2012


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