Stage Kiss

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April 30 – June 5, 2011 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

A world premiere and Goodman Theatre commission

In this enchanting new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" Grant winner Sarah Ruhl, art imitates life—or is it the other way around?

When ex-lovers HE and SHE are thrown together as romantic leads in a long-forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage begins to follow them offstage. Stage Kiss is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one...

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    HE (Mark L. Montgomery) and SHE (Jenny Bacon) get lost in one another’s embrace as they perform as Johnny Lowell and Ada Wilcox in One Last Kiss.

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    SHE (Jenny Bacon) shares a tender moment with her husband, Harry (Scott Jaeck) backstage of the theater.

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    SHE (Jenny Bacon) receives flowers from her husband after her opening night performance.

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    HE (Mark L. Montgomery) and SHE (Jenny Bacon) rehearse an intimate kiss for the production of One Last Kiss.

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    The Director of One Last Kiss (Ross Lehman) speaks to his actors during an early rehearsal.

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    Johnny Lowell (Mark L. Montgomery) meets his lovers friend Millicent (Erica Elam) in a scene from One Last Kiss.

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    Ada Wilcox (Jenny Bacon) looks on at her Husband (Scott Jaeck) in a scene from One Last Kiss.

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    SHE’s daughter Angela (Sarah Tolan-Mee) arrives at Laurie (Erica Elam)’s apartment to take her mother home.

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    SHE (Jenny Bacon) reads through a scene with her ex-lover HE (Mark L. Montgomery) during a rehearsal for the revival of One Last Kiss.

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    SHE (Jenny Bacon) is forced to rehearse an intimate kissing scene with an understudy (Jeffrey Carlson).

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    (l to r) Ada Wilcox (Jenny Bacon) and her Husband (Scott Jaeck) realize their daughter (Sarah Tolan-Mee) has run away with Johnny Lowell (Mark L. Montgomery) in a scene from One Last Kiss.

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    HE (Mark L Montgomery) and SHE (Jenny Bacon) rehearse a scene from One Last Kiss.

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    Laurie (Erica Elam) confronts her boyfriend HE (Mark L. Montgomery) about his current relationship with his ex-lover.

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    (center) Laurie (Erica Elam) confronts (l to r) HE (Mark L. Montgomery) and SHE (Jenny Bacon) as SHE’s daughter Angela (Sarah Tolan-Mee) and Husband (Scott Jaeck) amusingly watch.

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    (l to r) HE (Mark L. Montgomery), Laurie (Erica Elam), SHE (Jenny Bacon) and Harry (Scott Jaeck) dance with one another to the tune of “One Enchanted Evening.”

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    (l to r) HE (Mark L. Montgomery), SHE (Jenny Bacon), Laurie (Erica Elam) and Harry (Scott Jaeck) dance with one another to the tune of “One Enchanted Evening.”

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    (l to r) Millicent (Erica Elam), Jonny Lowell (Mark L. Montgomery), the Maid (Sarah Tolan-Mee), the Butler (Jeffrey Carlson) and the Husband (Scott Jaeck) prepare to rehearse a scene from One Last Kiss.

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    (clockwise l to r) The cast of One Last Kiss (Jeffrey Carlson, Erica Elam, Sarah Tolan-Mee, Scott Jaeck, Jenny Bacon and Mark L. Montgomery) sits around the table as the director (Ross Lehman) speaks to them at first rehearsal.

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    SHE (Jenny Bacon) makes her grand entrance as Ada Wilcox in One Last Kiss.

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