THE ASPHALT KISS - O BEIJO NO ASFALTO
Obsession, Beauty, Murder, Betrayal: The perfect tabloid story.
As a pedestrian hit by a bus lies dying on a Rio street, a passer-by, Arandir, stops to cradle him in his arms. He kisses him on the lips – a last request from the dying man as a parting gesture of human solidarity. But the scene is witnessed by an unscrupulous reporter who turns the compassionate act into salacious front-page news. Tabloid journalism spins into overdrive, and Arandir's life is torn apart as his family slowly turn against him.
Following the success of previous StoneCrabs production of Rodrigues’work: ‘Waltz No. 6’, ‘Our Lady of The Drowned’, ‘All Nudity Shall Be Punished’ and ‘After Doroteia’, the company is proud to bring ‘The Asphalt Kiss’ to the UK stage to celebrate the Centennial of Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues birth.
Directed by Franko Figueiredo , Designed by Valerie Kaneko-Lucas
Lighting by Derek Carlyle , Sound by Dinah Mullen (Sound Designer). Assistant director: Ferghal Crowley
Cast: Diogo Salles (Aprigio),Sapphire Joy (Dalia / Neighbour), Gael le Cornec (Selminha),Marcio Mello (Aprigio), Tereza Araujo (Aruba), Karlina Grace (Amado Ribeiro), Terri-Ann Brumby (Widow, Dona Matilde), Ronaldo Borges (Cunha)