Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas tells the story of a couple that simply falls in love: the young man is idealistic and romantic; the young woman is a bit wild and unpredictable. Immediately after Peter and Rita have exchanged wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, something supernatural passes between them and Peter soon discovers that his wife’s soul now inhabits the body of the old man, and vice versa. Back from the honeymoon he realizes he must find the old man and determine his reason, and try to switch them back.
Though it may sound like the plot of a teen rom-com, Prelude To A Kiss is a romance about falling in love, marriage, and what happens when the person you married changes, either through age, appearance or illness. Written in the late 80’s it was considered to be an allegory about the AIDS epidemic. Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan starred in the movie adaptation, also written by Craig Lucas. Lucas is also known for writing such other highly romantic shows as The Light In The Piazza and Amèlie, as well as author and screenwriter for the movies Reckless and Longtime Companion.
The Production Team for Prelude to a Kiss is led by Director Eileen Messina. Britny Anderson will serve in the role of Producer. Asstant Director and Stage Manager will be Dan Kane.
The highly skilled team of hard working volunteers rounding out the production team include:
Richard Martin - Lighting Design
Zach Gagne -Lighting Asst. and Light Board Operator
Britny Anderson - Sound Design
Maureen Brann - Sound Design Asst. and Sound Board Operator
Eileen Messina – Costumes
Sophie Messina – Prompter and Properties
Celeste Philippon – Program and Publicity
Rebecca Cole – Photography
Dane Kane – Set Construction
Auditions were held and the Directorial Staff is thrilled to reveal their cast!
Peter - Ryan Adair
Rita - Michelle Martin
Old Man - Mark Hazard
Taylor - Christopher Hodgkin
Dr. Boyle - David Marshall
Mrs. Boyle - Shirley Bernier
Uncle Fred - James McKinley
Aunt Dorothy - Kathy Demers
Leah - Tracy Draper
the Minister - Mitch Thomas
Production dates are June 9 – June 18. Get your tickets HERE!