The cast of  Stage Kiss  at Lyric Stage in Boston explores love and romance off-stage and on February 24-March 26.
The cast of Stage Kiss at Lyric Stage in Boston explores love and romance off-stage and on February 24-March 26.

What happens when life imitates art or art imitates life -- and love?

The cast of "Stage Kiss" explores that premise in the delightful, delicious comedy by Sarah Ruhl, on stage at Lyric Stage in Boston from Feb. 24-March 26.

In "Stage Kiss," two squabbling, long-lost loves are cast as long-lost lovers and quickly lose touch with reality in Ruhl's hilarious, romantic, revealing play-within-a-play.

Featuring Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt, who delighted audiences in the Lyric's production of "Chinglish," the play takes audiences on-stage, backstage and out the stage door in a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss and when actors share a real one.

Courtney O'Connor directs the play, which The New York Times called, "a lively blend of romantic comedy and backstage farce ... grounded in truth and wholly satisfying!"

Tickets start at $25 at the box office, 140 Clarendon St., Copley Square, Boston or call 617-585-5678 or visit www.lyricstage.com.

Nancye Tuttle's email is nancyedt@verizon.net.

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IT'S ELEMENTAL: Maestro Bruce Hangen and the Orchestra of Indian Hill explore the elements in their concert Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m., at Littleton High School, 56 King St., Littleton. The program features works influenced by earth, water, air and fire by Stravinsky, Elgar and Holst. Tickets are $20, $35 and $50, and all seating is reserved. Call 978-486-9524, ext. 116 or visit www.indianhillmusic.org.

Nancye Tuttle's email is nancyedt@verizon.net.