Whittier College News Release
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974
El Beso de la Mujer Araña/Kiss
of the Spider Woman to be performed in Spanish
Sinergia presents El Beso de la Mujer Araña (The Kiss of the Spider
in Spanish on Wednesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. in the Ruth B. Shannon Center
the Performing Arts at
on the novel of the same name by Manuel Puig, El Beso de la Mujer Araña
about the confrontation between a homosexual window trimmer and a political
activist imprisoned in the same cell, which results in the personal
transformation of each man.
The play is directed by Pedro J. Ortiz and recently finished a run at the Unity
Center in downtown Los Angeles.
best of my knowledge, this is the first time that a play in Spanish has
been presented at the
Center,” said Doreen O’Connor-Gomez, associate
professor of Spanish and faculty master of Hartley House, one of the evening’s
sponsoring organizations. “We hope to make this a tradition at Whittier
not just for our students, but for the greater Whittier and Los Angeles
Admission to the play is free, although seating is limited. For reservations,
call (562) 907- 4203. Due to mature subject matter, this event may not be
all audiences. Patron discretion is advised.