Prelude to a kiss

Nothing could be more blissful than a young couple on their wedding day — until a mysterious old man appears. With an innocent kiss, whole worlds are turned upside-down, as the bride and the old man switch bodies, with craziness and comedy as a result! Will the groom be able to figure out what’s wrong and make it right again before it’s too late?

East West Theatre is bringing love back to Shanghai with a delightfully endearing production of Prelude to a Kiss. Often described as a “grown-up fairy-tale,” it’s the perfect romantic comedy for February sweethearts or anyone who needs to be reminded that love is truly the greatest magic in the world.

Written by Craig Lucas, this Tony and Pulitzer-nominated play was also turned into the hit 1992 film starring Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin…

If you can’t believe your eyes, trust your heart!

.. but it’s roots can be traced to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the late 80s. Lucas wondered how love could survive if someone’s body could be transformed into something unrecognizable. This central question challenges us even in our modern times: How can you tell if the person you fell in love with really is the person you fell in love with?

Shanghai Cast at Rehearsal, Photos by Domi.toPhotography (WeChat ID)

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 Smart, funny, and sexy, this production is brought to you by veterans of Shanghai’s favorite recent plays (Troilus and Cressida, The 39 Steps, A Streetcar Named Desire, Fight Club) as well as many talented fresh faces bringing their expertise from all over the world. Be surprised and charmed as we celebrate the mysteries of the heart this season!

Dates: February 24 – 26

Times8:00pm Friday & Saturday nights; 3:00pm matinees on Saturday & Sunday

Prices: 150 Presale, 180 At Door. Scan the QR code for tickets

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Venue: Top O’ The Market

Where: above The Market, 280 Aomen Road (near Changhua Road), Putuo District, Shanghai

Chinese address: 上海市,普陀区,澳门路280号(靠近昌化路)

Nearest Metro: Jiangning Lu (Line 13). Take Exit 3, walk 2 junctions north on Changhua. The Market is directly on corner of Aomen Rd. and Changhua Rd.

Special thank you to BUILD for securing a home for this production!