Presented by Woolly Mammoth
by Guillermo Calderon
Directed by Yury Urnov
Featuring Tim Gettman and Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey
A standing double-date quickly becomes a hilarious farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But is anything really what it seems to be? An intense, furtive video chat with what might be an exiled author, living on the run while escaping persecution, slowly upends both their world and ours. Can we recover what’s been lost in translation?
This U.S. premiere by “Chile’s most acclaimed playwright-director of the last two decades” (LA Times) is a disquieting exploration of the limitations of art in grappling with the suffocating effects of an oppressive regime. Politically charge and emotionally urgent, it dares us to question whether we can truly understand other cultures…because just when we think we get Kiss, it gets us instead.