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PETER: "Okay, this is the story and I'm not making this up."
RITA: "Okay."

Colleen Parker as Rita and T.J. Langley as Peter in ReAct's encore of Prelude to a Kiss.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Peter Hoskins
T.J. Langley
Rita Boyle
Colleen Parker
Dylan Okimoto
Stephanie Santos
Mrs. Boyle/Ensemble
Eloisa Cardona
Mr. Boyle/Ensemble
Duane Mortensen
Mel Anthony
Aunt Dorothy/Ensemble
Maydene Pang
Uncle Fred/Ensemble
Melvin Inouye
Old Man
E. Dee Torrey
Mel Anthony
Gail Wamba
Brad Holmes
Party Guests, Barflies, Caterers, Vacationers and Office Workers
The Ensemble
Understudy for Uncle Fred
Herb Tsuchiya
Understudy for Leah
Kathy Hsieh

TOM: "Don't worry, I've got it taken care of. You two just relax."

The cast in the opening scene from ReAct's remount of Prelude to a Kiss.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Directed by
David Hsieh

The Crew

Stage Manager
Marilyn George-Gonzalez
Scenic Designer, Properties, Sound Designer & Publicist
David Hsieh
Lighting Designer
Duane Mortensen
Costume Designer
Lee Ann Hittenberger
Light Board Operators
Mische Eddins
Yukiko Matsuda
Rick Wong

Sound Operator
Natalie Guyton
Sound Engineers
David Kobayashi
Stephanie Santos

Venue Technician
Mische Eddins
Set & Lighting Crew
Mel Anthony
Don Belo
Richard D. Eidal
Melvin Inouye
Stephanie Santos

Head House Manager
Jackie Englehart
Box Office Managers
Lee Ann Hittenberger
David Hsieh
Kathy Hsieh
Gigi Jhong

MR. BOYLE: "I'm sorry for whatever personal turmoil you're going through, Peter."
PETER: "Turmoil? What did she tell you?"

Duane Mortensen as Dr. Boyle and T.J. Langley as Peter
in ACT II of ReAct's encore engagement of Prelude to a Kiss.
Photo: David Hsieh.


>>Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Preview)
>>Northwest Asian Weekly
>>Seattle Gay News
>>Patron Comments


MRS. BOYLE: "Get in, everybody! All right. say "bullshit"! Smile!"
The wedding scene from
ReAct's second run of
Prelude to a Kiss.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Prelude to a Kiss

By Craig Lucas

Encore Engagement

August 9 - 27, 1995
Theatre Off Jackson

"-- True Love returns."

PETER: "Will you marry me?" 
RITA: "Uh-huh."
PETER: "You will?"
RITA: "Uh-huh."
T.J. Langley as Peter and
Colleen Parker as Rita in
a scene from ReAct's encore
of Prelude to a Kiss.
Photo: David Hsieh.


DR. BOYLE: "This is the only scar you'll ever see in the shape of a saxaphone"
Colleen Parker, Duane Mortensen,
Eloisa Cardona and T.J. Langley
in a scene from ReAct's remount
of Prelude to a Kiss.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Program

The Setting

Various locations including...
Rita's Apartment Building, the Tin Market, the Boyle Home, Jamaica, and Peter's Office...
Sometime in the mid 1980's.

Prelude to a Kiss

was commissioned by South Coast Repertory, where it premiered on 15 January 1988.
A revised version premiered at Circle Repertory Company on 14 March 1990.
The play then moved to Broadway, at the Helen Hayes Theatre, opening on 1 May 1990,
produced by Christopher Gould, Suzanne Golden and Dodger Productions.

Production Notes

Playwright's Notes

"Then the King's daughter began to weep and was afraid of the cold frog, whom nothing would satisfy but he must sleep in her pretty clean bed."
--Brothers Grimm, The Frog Prince

"Death destroys a man, but the idea of death is what saves him."
--E.M. Forster, Howard's End

>>Purchase Scripts
>>ReAct's Original Production
>>ReAct's Revival Production
>>Highlights from the Broadway revival of Prelude to a Kiss

ReAct's presentation of Prelude to a Kiss was produced by special arrangement with BROADWAY PLAY PUBLISHING, INC.
56 E 81st, New York NY 10028. The script may be purchased through BPPI.

UNCLE FRED: "My face hurts, hurry up!"
The cast during the wedding
photo scene in ReAct's
Prelude to a Kiss encore.
Photo: Eloisa Cardona.

Special Thanks To...

Jill Bley for loaned music
Walter Carr for loaned set pieces
Manuel R. Cawaling for production support
Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Eidal for loaned props
Dr. Richard D. Eidal for loaned props
The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
Marilyn George for production support
Grand Central Baking Company for donated props
Kathy Hsieh for production support
Dave Kobayashi for production support
Hing Lam for production support
T.J. Langley for loaned music
Metropolitan Apartments for donated rehearsal space
The Northwest Asian American Theatre for loaned set pieces
Stephanie Santos for loaned music
Seattle Police Department East Precinct for donated rehearsal space
Shoreline Community College Drama Department for loaned equipment
Dee Torrey for production support
Villa d'talia Apartments for donated rehearsal space
Patti West for technical support
Rick Wong & Rk Productions for videography

RITA: " Taylor, this is Peter."
PETER: "Good to meet you."
Colleen Parker as Rita
Stephanie Santos as Taylor
and T.J. Langley as Peter
in ReAct's encore of
Prelude to a Kiss.
Photo: David Hsieh.


MRS. BOYLE: "But I know she loves you and misses you."
PETER: "I miss her too."
E. Dee Torrey, Eloisa Cardona
and T.J. Langley in a scene
from ReAct's remount of
Prelude to a Kiss
Photo: David Hsieh.

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