By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mark Liebert
Stage Managed by Michael Sakolsky
WHEN: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm from January 8 through January 23
WHERE: Studio Playhouse is located at 14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the Acme, in Upper Montclair. 973-744-9752. www.studioplayhouse.org
TICKETS: $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors; discounts available for groups of 20 or more that prepay.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.studioplayhouse.org/tickets or by calling 973-744-9752
Art imitates life. Life imitates art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930’s melodrama, THE LAST KISS, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. They follow that with a second play, a gritty contemporary story of love and violence called I LOVED HER BEFORE I KILLED HER or BLURRY. The effect is a web-spinning tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss – or when actors share a real one.
Top: He and She (in character for the show within the show) in the title pose (Samantha Carpel and Michael Smith Gallo)