Prelude to a Kiss

Pete (Julian Garcia), Tom (Bruce Pileggi) and Rita (Samantha Shane) in County Players’ production of Prelude to a Kiss at the Falls Theatre in Wappingers Falls. Photo by Harold Bonacquist.
This may sound strange, but this is actually a pretty good show, considering how bad it is!

By Andrew Andrews

Pete and Rita meet at a party and are instantly attracted.

After a whirlwind courtship of only a few months, they get married.

At the reception, a disheveled old man stumbles in.

When he asks to kiss the nervous bride, the two souls exchange bodies. Rita’s spirit is ushered out before she can grasp what’s happened, while the old man plays along in his younger host body.

On their honeymoon, Pete can’t figure out why Rita is acting like a completely different person, and struggles to cope with his new wife’s unimaginable change in personality.

Douglas Woolley portrays the mysterious, disheveled old man. Photo by Louisa Vilardi.

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Andrew Andrews attended Prelude to a Kiss at Falls Theatre in Wappingers Falls on Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 8:00pm to write this review.

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