De Kus (The Kiss)
, two people meet unexpectedly. One is a homemaker facing a medical crisis, the other a disillusioned comic; both north of 50. “They’re contemplating the kind of choices they’ve made in their lives and where it’s led them. It’s really about the consequence of every choice you make,” says Stages Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin, who directed the U.S. premiere of this work by Dutch author Ger Thijs in St. Louis and is now bringing it to Houston. Actors Lisa Tejero and Eric White, who won accolades (along with the play) in St. Louis, return for this co-production with St. Louis-based Upstream Theater. “At a certain time in your life, you start to think to yourself, ‘Hey, I don’t have any more choices left,’ so you start to be really careful,” says McLaughlin. “You lose a little bit of hope about the choices you make and your dreams are not as bright later in life. The play has a little bit of magic in it: What if you did choose to dream as big as you did when you were young; what would happen?” 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Through October 30. 3201 Allen Parkway. For information, call 713-527-0123 or visit stagestheatre.com
. $21 to $65.