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BUFFALO, NY: The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park announces the third show of its 25th Anniversary Season with Manuel Puig’s comedy-drama, “Kiss of the Spider Woman” running March 6 – March 28, 2020.

“Kiss of the Spider Woman” will be directed by Victoria Perez, founding member of Buffalo’s Raices Theatre company, and will star Rolando Gomez and Rick Lattimer. The New York Times described “Kiss” by stating, “It comes as near to being about pure undiluted love as any play I’ve ever seen.”

The set will be designed by Chris Wilson, costumes by Richard Lambert, lights by Chris Cavanagh, sound by Roy Walker, and Mike Doben will be stage manager.

All performances take place at the New Phoenix Theatre, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM. The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park is located at 95 Johnson Park in Buffalo, NY. General admission tickets are $30, Students, seniors and professional courtesy (artists and industry) are $20, with groups of 20 or more at $10. All Thursday performances are Pay-What-You-Can nights sponsored by M & T Bank (Reservations recommended). All may be paid on-line at or may be reserved by phone at 716-853-1334. Because seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended.

The New Phoenix Theatre’s mission is to present both classical and contemporary plays in ways that speak to our community, to rediscover the theatrical experience through the spirit of collaboration, and to revitalize the neighborhood in which our theater stands.

The Historic Home of The New Phoenix Theatre was built in 1884, on land deeded to Buffalo by Ebenezer Johnson, Buffalo’s first mayor, and originally served as a lecture hall for the Buffalo Seminary, a “séance house,” a vaudeville house, and then a soup kitchen, until founder Richard A. Lambert restored the space, with the assistance of many grants over the years from NYSCA, Erie County, The City of Buffalo, the Rupp Foundation, M & T Bank, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, and the Golden-Goldman Foundation.

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