Iain Glen to Join Rupert Evans in Donmar Spider Woman

News   Iain Glen to Join Rupert Evans in Donmar Spider Woman Iain Glen will join the previously announced Rupert Evans (Romeo and Juliet and King John) in the Donmar Warehouse's upcoming revival of Kiss of the Spider Woman. Manuel Puig's prison play opens April 25 after previews that begin April 19.
Iain Glen
Iain Glen

Set in a South American jail cell, the play by late Argentine dramatist Puig (1932–1990), focuses on two cellmates: Marxist rebel Valentin (Evans), punished for his ideals, and romantic fantasist Molina (Glen) convicted for his sexuality. Glen was nominated for this year's Olivier Awards for his portrayal of John Proctor in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Arthur Miller-tribute production of The Crucible. His previous Donmar appearance was in 1998 opposite Nicole Kidman in David Hare's The Blue Room. Other stage credits include the National production of A Sreetcar Named Desire with Glenn Close.

Piug's play is best known as the 1985 movie starring Raul Julia and William Hurt, and as a musical by Kander and Ebb.

Directed by Charlotte Westenra (Darfur–How Long is Never), the Donmar version features a new translation by Allan Baker.

For more on Kiss of the Spider Woman, which will run until May 26, call (0)870 060 6624.