Thoughts & Musings

When a kiss isn’t just a kiss

Kudos to the gang at 2nd Story Theatre for recognizing that “What the world needs now is love sweet love” and for providing it in their lovely production.

by Dave Christner, Newport Mercury
  • 30th November 201630/11/16
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Fairy tales in modernity are much more likely to start out with something like “I met this girl in a bar” than with the more traditional “Once upon a time.” But once the adventure begins, there is little doubt that in one way or another, the end will come with the comforting words: “And they […]

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Prelude to a Kiss

There is no better occasion than the holiday season and the horizon of a new year to experience "Prelude to a Kiss," reminding us to cherish what we have, especially now while we have it.

by Christopher Verleger, EDGE
  • 29th November 201629/11/16
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We all wish we could be somebody else, at some point or another, but we don’t necessarily mean that literally. In 2nd Story Theatre’s endearing, touching production of “Prelude to a Kiss,” Peter, the narrator and hero of this poignant romantic fable by Craig Lucas, discovers that the woman he fell in love with, Rita, […]

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Love PRELUDE TO A KISS at 2ND STORY THEATRE

This is a clever and interesting love story, well acted and well staged. Go see it.

by Larry O'Brien, Broadwayworld.com
  • 25th November 201625/11/16
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With PRELUDE TO A KISS, the current offering at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, RI, playwright Craig Lucas came up with a realistically magical take on the Hollywood formula, boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl back. Apparently this theme predates even Hollywood: on the way home from the theater I listened to Monteverdi’s seventeenth century opera, L’Orfeo, based […]

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2nd Story Theatre’s Prelude to a Kiss Proves to be a Romance for All Ages

Today I stand two decades older, having experienced true love and great loss, knowing firsthand that desperate longing to be in another’s shoes – even for a stolen moment.

by Marilyn A. Busch, Motif
  • 23rd November 201623/11/16
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Is there a moratorium on the need for spoiler alerts after the 28-year mark? In the interest of any readers under the age of 30, I’ll give you a heads up now not to read past this first paragraph. Craig Lucas’ Prelude to a Kiss is a romantic play that is getting a thoughtful and […]

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Spirit of life and love shines in Warren’s 2nd Story Theatre’s ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

This production of “Prelude to a Kiss” is a beautifully staged, sentimental two-hour respite from anything trying or stressful in the world.

by Susan McDonald, Providence Journal
  • 22nd November 201622/11/16
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There should always be space in our lives for a fairy tale, even one that gets very dark in the middle, because there is such joy in a happy ending. There is a fairy tale unfolding at 2nd Story Theatre these days as the company draws its fall series to a close with Craig Lucas’ […]

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