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Last Updated: 19-Mar-19 12:11


Dear Friend of Dry Cold, 

We are thrilled to present the Tony Award-winning musical Kiss of the Spider Woman May 21 – 25, 2019 at the Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre (190 Rupert Avenue). Winnipeg director Christopher Brauer leads an extraordinary cast and crew, with lighting design by Winnipeg Theatre Award-winner Scott Henderson and set design by Adam Parboosingh. 
Based on Manuel Puig’s bestselling novel El beso de la mujer arana with a vibrant score by the legendary Kander and Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, Kiss of the Spider Woman is a testament to fantasy and friendship in the most dire of circumstances.  Kiss of the Spider Woman was first produced by Livent in June 1992 at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre.  Directed by Hal Prince and starring Brent Carver, Anthony Crivello and the iconic Chita Rivera, it opened on Broadway to triumphant reviews in May 1993.  Kiss of the Spider Woman ran for 904 performances, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actor for Canada’s Brent Carver and Best Actress for Chita Rivera.

It is the 1960s in Argentina, a time of civic, economic, and cultural turmoil.  Window-dresser Molina is in the third year of his eight-year prison sentence for sexual deviancy.  He lives in the fantasy world of cinema, conjuring up the beautiful Aurora, his favorite film star.  And while he loves her, he most fears visits from her in the form of the Spider Woman, a malevolent diva who kills men with her kiss.  Molina’s life changes when Marxist revolutionary Valentin is pushed into this cell.  Valentin is hostile towards the flamboyant Molina, drawing a line down the center of the cell to keep their worlds separate.  After the brutal torture of Valentin, the pair develop a kinship and Molina keeps Valentin’s secrets while sharing his daydreams of Aurora.  Their relationship begins to extend beyond simple friendship into a complicated  love and dedication to each other – leading to a sacrifice worthy of the cinema.
For more information contact Reid Harrison at or 204-228-3431
Tickets will be available December 1st, 2018 through the Royal MTC box office.

With your support, the Manitoba talent that you see making magic on our stage and behind the scenes can bring you the premieres of powerful productions like our May 2018 co-production with Winnipeg Jewish Theatre of the Tony Award-winning Falsettos by William Finn. Your donations allow us to develop Bruce McManus’ Governor General-nominated play into our own made-in-Manitoba piece - Selkirk Avenue: A Musical.


Help us build the Dry Cold Snowbank! Your gifts mean that we can continue to develop and present to our audiences the clever and contemporary musical theatre that is our passion. Your gifts also allow us to pass this passion on to emerging artists through Dry Cold’s Apprenticeship Program - a program that provides real and important professional learning opportunities to the next generation of Manitoba’s actors and stage professionals.


Your gift has a huge impact. You are creating art and a future for Musical Theatre in Winnipeg!
We have many levels for your consideration:

The Dry Cold Snowbank

Wind Chill   $15 – $49
Blizzard   $50 - $99
Whiteout   $100 - $149
Sun Dog   $150 - $199
Snow Angel   $200 - $299
Icicle   $300 - $399
Snowflake   $400 - $499
Northern Lights   $500 and beyond
Giving is easy. Send your donation to: Dry Cold Productions c/o 39 Exbury Place, Winnipeg MB, R3Y 1C3. To donate by credit card visit and give through Dry Cold is a registered charity and tax receipts will be issued for all donations.

We are truly grateful for your support. Thank you!

Donna Fletcher and Reid Harrison
Co-Founders of Dry Cold Productions