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March 30,–April 2, 2023

A  play by Lenelle Moïse

Directed by Dawn M. Simmons

A co-production with the Front Porch Arts Collective

The Huntington
@ Calderwood/BCA
527 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116


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Also available digitally in American Sign Language and with Audio Description


Approximate run time:  2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission

Content advisory: For content advisories regarding this production, click here.

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Show Synopsis:

Lala makes fine art on the back of pizza boxes. A sweet and sticky summer inspires her to romance Dani, a budding feminist – and Albert, his smooth-talking twin. What’s good? Love or lust? Either way, she’ll find her muse. Playwright and poet Lenelle Moïse returns to her hometown with a heart-opening story for fans of David Bowie, bell hooks, and fireworks by the Charles. The Front Porch Arts Collective hooks up with The Huntington for this highly anticipated co-production, directed by Dawn M. Simmons.

“A highlight of the theatre season! Visually sumptuous!”

The Boston Globe

“Wildly funny! Exquisite! K-I-S-S-I-N-G is a thing of beauty! A fully realized work of art on every level.”


“The most exciting new play Boston has seen in years! Run, don’t walk!”

Chris Ehlers, Boston Theater Critics Association

The most exhilarating show of the season. AN ABSOLUTE MUST SEE!”

Joyce Kulhawik/

Cast and Crew:

Patrese D. McClain


James Ricardo Milord


Bobby Cius

Neighbor; U/S Dani, Albert

Regan Sims


Sharmarke Yusuf


Ivan Cecil Walks


Thomika Bridwell

U/S Dot

Adrian Peguero

U/S Neighbor

Sandra Seoane-Serí

U/S Lala

Rodney Witherspoon II

U/S Jack

Lenelle Moïse


Dawn M. Simmons


Jason Ardizzone-West

Scenic Designer

Dominique Fawn Hill

Costume Designer

Jorge Arroyo

Lighting Designer

Anna Drummond

Sound Design

Yee Eun Nam

Co-Projection Design

Hannah Tran

Co-Projection Design

Charles Haugland


Sondra R. Katz

General Manager

Alaine Alldaffer


Rosalind Bevan

Local Casting

Lauren J. Burke

Production Stage Manager

Kevin Schlagle

Stage Manager

Kendyl Trott

Stage Manager


Assistant Director- Kelsey Fonise

Choreographer- Misha Shields

Intimacy Consultant- Gregory Geffrard

Voice Coach- Christine Hamel, Rebecca Schneebaum

Production Assistants- Kendyl Trott, Ross Gray, Hannah Marks

Assistant Scenic Designer- Baron Pugh

Carpenters- Steven Asaro, Thomas Capelli, Joe Ellard, Will Stanley, Michelle Walker, Amy West

Props Run- Corey Roberts

Scenic Artists- Sam Galvao, Saskia Martinez

Wardrobe Run- Emily Keebler

Wardrobe Swing- Becca Jewett

Assistant to Lighting Designer- Eduardo Ramirez

Electricians- Hannah Ashe, Kevin Barnett, Dean Covert, Makenna Harden, Miller Koppang, Baz Kouba, Toni Locurto, Jessie Marasco, Cindy Wade

Audio Run- Lexie Lankiewicz

Projections Programmer- Massimiliano DiMartino

Cultural Consultant- New England Aces



Masks are encouraged but are no longer required for any performances.

Anyone who feels uncomfortable can ask the House Manager about alternative options which may include:

  • a better quality mask
  • a new seat further distanced from other patrons
  • re-scheduling for a different performance
  • a shift to the at-home Digital Streaming option, when applicable

Any patron interested in attending a different performance will be able to exchange their tickets by contacting our ticketing services staff.




If on the day of your performance, you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please reach out to the box office to easily exchange to a different performance or to the at-home Digital Streaming option.


Please contact Ticketing Services at 617-266-0800 or for more information about exchanges and contact with any questions or concerns.