Stage Kiss

by Sarah Ruhl

directed by Nina Agostine Smith

December 8,9 14,15,16,17 29,30,31 January 5,6 2018

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When 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. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl's singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one. Please Note: The show contains strong language and adult themes. May not be suitable for children.



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Cast List

She Karin Elsesser


He David Macharelli


Director Matt McQuail


Kevin Richard Chad Frey


The Husband J. Scott Williams


Angela/Millie Rosie Koocher


Millicent/Laurie Klara Gribetz



Production Staff

Director Nina Agostine Smith

Stage Manager Doreen Lopez

Stage Crew Beth Plotkin, Dima Marker

Specialty Costume Design Roxy Brown

Set Design Brandon Cook

Master Carpenter James Hipp

Lighting Design Dylan Dineen

Sound Design Nina A. Smith

Lighting Operator Chris Marker

Sound Operator Emily Marcelynas

Scenic Painter Christine Daley

Poster Graphic Concept Brock Sanford

House Managers Mary Kimball, Christine Daley, Jill Pace, Amy Leonard, Kathy Bolster

Photography Ghostlight Photography

Producer Frank Arcaro


Special Thanks

Richard Pettibone, Mary Kimball, Jim King, John Mobilio, Viv Berger, Waterbury Arts Magnet School, Mary Kimball, Francis A. Daley


Set Design


Production Reviews

Life is a Stage at TheatreWorks

Review: 'Stage Kiss' at TheatreWorks New Milford

'Stage Kiss' hits you right in the kisser