Stage Kiss

Two actors and ex-lovers find themselves starring opposite each other in an off-off-Broadway 1930s melodrama. It doesn’t take long for the lines between life and art to blur, while the farcical antics of the play-within-a-play make for an unforgettable romantic comedy by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. Award-Winning ICTC Associate Director Fortunato Pezzimenti helms a dynamite cast in this love letter to the theatre.

View Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of Stage Kiss, March 25, 2022 – April 24, 2022.

Content Advisory: This Production contains gun shots and mature content.

ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned Performance: Wed, April 20*

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted & Open Captioned Performances:

ASL interpreters are located near the stage to give the best sightlines to follow the interpretation and action on stage.

An LED captioning sign displays the dialogue and any other audio portion of the production in text form in sync with the performance.

One signed and Captioned performance will be offered for each of ICTC’s 2021-2022 regular Season productions. *Dates subject to change

To reserve seating in view of the ASL interpreters and captioning signage, please contact ICTC’s Box Office at 716-853-4282 (voice), or email


Irish Classical Theatre Company’s ASL interpreted and open captioned performances of Stage Kiss are made possible by a grant awarded from the J. Warren Perry and Charles Donald Perry Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. For more than 100 years, the Community Foundation has been committed to connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Learn more at

This initiative is also supported, in part, by the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) TAP-Plus Accessibility Grant, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts.

ASL services are provided by Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc., and captioning services by c2 (caption coalition) inc.

Artwork by Michael Gelen, Inkwell Studios.

“Stage Kiss (Ruhl)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

ICTC Production Team

Director: Fortunato Pezzimenti

Production Stage Manager: Renee Radzavich

Assistant Stage Manager: Eliza Zanolli-Stiles

Set Designer: Paul Bostaph

Costume Designer: Vivian Del Bello

Lighting Designer: Jayson Clark

Sound Designer: Tom Makar

Props: Gina Boccolucci

Fight Choreographer: Adriano Gatto

Choreographer: Thomas Evans

Hair/Make-Up Designer: Susan Drozd

Dialect Coach: Megan Callahan

Intimacy Director: Anna Krempholtz

Vocal Coach: Philip Farugia


SHE: Tracie Lane*

HE: Guy Balotine

DIRECTOR: Greg Howze




MILLIE/MAID/ANGELA: Christine Turturro

*Member, Actors' Equity Association