April 27–May 19, 2018
By Guillermo Calderón
Directed by Evan Yionoulis
Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street
A standing double date in Damascus quickly escalates into farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But as civil war wages outside, nothing is really what it seems to be. Kiss is a politically charged and emotionally resonant exploration of what gets lost in translation: the unfathomable human toll of a nation in chaos.
Chris George, Executive Director of IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), moderates a post-show conversation with refugees from varied geographic areas of Syria about Syrian culture, both as it was there and is cultivated now in the U.S.