SAXTONS RIVER -- Main Street Arts will present "The Kiss," Michael Harding’s tale of an aging Irish priest who has left the priesthood under the cloud of sexual misconduct, on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The 45-minute performance is directed by Jerry Levy and is a benefit for the MSA elevator fund. It will be followed by a discussion. It contains mature material. Thomas Griffin takes on the complicated role of a man who contemplates his mistakes and the naivete that led to them, with the playwright neither condemning nor condoning them. The play explores the question of consequences of actions and who has responsibility for them: the individual, the culture, the church or the times. Griffin is a writer, actor, director, teacher and playwright whose new play, "Darling Daughter," had its world premiere at n.u.f.a.n ensemble’s "Ritalin Fest" in Chicago. He is also an award-winning published poet, recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. He has worked professionally in theater and film for 20 years and is the founder of Acting On Impulse Theatre Company.