Prelude to a Kiss is a romantic comedy with a twist. We are guided by our narrator Peter as he meets Rita at a party and is enthralled. We see them get to know each in a rushed whirlwind romance leading to a wedding after only a few months. At the wedding, a mysterious old man requests a kiss from the bride and she is happy to oblige. On their honeymoon, Peter starts to notice that something's not quite right. The wedding kiss caused Rita's soul and the old man's to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love's spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it's too late. At the same time, he realizes that he loves who Rita is, no matter how she is packaged.

Directed by: Michael Schumacher
Production Stage Manager: Jamison Meyer

Character Breakdown:  

Peter- (late20s to late30s) Intelligent, witty, slightly awkward man looking for love, never leaves the stage

Rita- (mid20s to late30s) clever, anxious, funny, "afraid of life," embodied by the spirit of the old man 

Old Man- (60+) Widower coming to the end of his life, embodied by the spirit of Rita

Taylor- (mid20s to mid 40s) Peter's sarcastic best friend

Dr. Boyle- (40+) Rita's father a jovial dentist

Mrs. Boyle- (40+) Rita's mother, caring and bubbly

Tom- (any age) bartender, works with Rita

Leah- (30+) old man's daughter, worried about him

Aunt Dorothy- (30+) Rita's aunt

Uncle Fred- (30+) Rita's uncle

Jamaican waiter- any age

Minister- any age

There is a possibility of dual role casting for some characters and some roles may be gender flexible.

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