A Kiss...for the holidays
You see, when the old stranger and Rita kissed, their souls changed places and each became the other. Love eventually triumphs over all, but not before some important lessons are learned about love, life and aging. Peter and Rita value their relationship much more after going through so much difficulty.
T.J. Langley and Colleen Parker bring a fresh sparkle and sincerity to the characters of Peter and Rita, and supporting actors Eloisa Cardona and Andrew Tripoli as Rita's parents are very believable, Jim Abbott's fine comic timing make his many roles memorable. Newcomer Melvin Inouye gives a warm and engagingly awkward performance in a small role as Rita's Uncle Fred. But the most delicious portrayal is by E. Dee Torrey as the old man. As the transposed Rita, his manner has an appropriate softness and vulnerability that nicely complement Langley's desperate frustration.
December 23, 1994
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Repertory Actors Workshop
Theatre Off Jackson Through Dec. 31