Stage Kiss Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2017

CONTACT: Randall Hartzog,Theatre Memphis, Director of Marketing and Communications       901.682.8601


A Contemporary Comedy on TM Stage

Memphis, TN – Stage Kiss makes its regional premiere on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis October 6-22, 2017. In this charming tale two actors with a “history” are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930’s melodrama. They quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage.  Blurring the lines between art imitating life and life imitating art, we see what happens when lovers share a stage kiss… or when actors share a real one.

Director Tony Isbell is unapologetic when it comes to staging this romantic comedy.  “It’s a funny, touching exploration of modern relationships,” he states.  “The playwright examines the nature of love and romance and passion and comes to the conclusion that, while they are all definitely related, they are not exactly the same thing.” Isbell continues, “…you’ve got a play that not only makes you laugh, but also touches your heart.”

Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch believes that these laughs come at a good time. “We produce many types of shows and now is a good time for a show with a little levity,” she laughs. “We want to provide our patrons with a variety and this special show will definitely make you smile.”


TITLE: Stage Kiss

WRITTEN BY: Sarah Ruhl

DIRECTOR: Tony Isbell

VENUE AND ADDRESS: Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage, 630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN, 38117

RUN DATES: October 6-22, 2017

TIMES OF SHOWS: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm with matinees @ 2pm on Sundays

TICKETS: $25 adults, $15 students, $20 seniors 62 and above and military personnel

BOX OFFICE: 901.682.8323


SPONSORED BY: Mike and Shirley Lupfer


Promotional graphic attached.  Production photos available 10/03/17.

Theatre Memphis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 630 Perkins Extended (corner of Perkins Extended and Southern) and is a community theatre whose mission is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants.

Theatre Memphis receives season sponsorship and funding from: First Tennessee Foundation / ArtsFirst, The Jeniam Foundation, ArtsMemphis and Tennessee Arts Commission

Posted by Randall Hartzog at 10:59 AM
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