Just A Kiss Caroline Edelen & Elise Girardin Just A Kiss Elise Girardin & Caroline Edelen

All photos courtesy of New Theatre

Just A Kiss

Cast size: 5 (2M, 3W)
Zee Scott an actress in her late thirties, a tad arrogant
Annie Howard an actress in her early thirties, beautiful with flaming red hair
Brian Clark Annie’s live-in boyfriend, a stockbroker in his early thirties, handsome
Janet Turner Zee’s best friend from college, late thirties, a pretty lesbian
Robert Hoffman theatre director, early forties, happily gay


Annie and Zee are two actresses on the brink of fame… well, sort of. Zee has a bit part on television and Annie keeps getting cast as Meryl Streep’s daughter’s friend. Now they’ve gone back to their theatre roots and are costarring in an off-Broadway show. It’s a great opportunity with just one hitch: Annie and Zee play lovers and they have a scene. A love scene. It’s no big deal, really. It’s just a kiss. But when this kiss becomes the talk of New York’s theatre season, things change. People “talk”, friends and lovers speculate, and even Annie and Zee begin to wonder where the acting leaves off and reality begins…

Two Acts
Approximate Running Time: 2h

Production History

Just A Kiss was first produced in 2006 by New Theatre (Coral Gables, FL), Ricky J. Martinez, Artistic Director

Just A Kiss was then produced in 2007 by Attic Rep (San Antonio, TX), Roberto Prestigiacomo, Artistic Director


“This play is funny and well-crafted…”
Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News

“First-rate entertainment…”
Marta Barber, Miami Herald

“Bush’s play ranges from explosively funny to sensual to touchingly dramatic.”
Jack Zink, South Florida Sun-Sentinel