Kiss by Guillermo Calderón

Kiss by Guillermo Calderón

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CalArts Campus

Modular Theater

​Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at 2 pm & 8 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at 8 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at 8 pm
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 8 pm

Two couples gather for their weekly soap opera viewing party, but the gathering itself quickly becomes a soap opera in its own right, complete with scandal, secrets, and heart-rending passion. A mysterious Skype call with a distant stranger in a refugee camp on the other side of the world transforms the story, leaving both the characters and audience with only pieces to put back together again. Acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón's KISS is a masterwork of dramatic irony, juxtaposing soap operas and political insurgency, theatricality and reality, farce and tragedy. Taking place in the heart of the Syrian conflict, KISS challenges both the actors and the audience to come to terms with what it means to empathize in the face of tyranny.