Prepare to be moved as director Todd Hunter brings Diana Son’s powerful Stop Kiss back to The Players’ Ring stage.
The story of Stop Kiss is deceptively simple: two young women in New York meet, talk about their boyfriends, feel a growing, unspoken attraction for each other, and finally kiss. And that one innocent kiss sets off a savage gay bashing. But even as Stop Kiss confronts the reality of physical violence, Diana Son’s imaginative, moving, and surprising comedy brings audiences – and her principal characters – to unexpected places.
Callie is holding down a job as a radio traffic reporter when she meets Sara, a Midwesterner who, against her parents’ wishes, has moved to the city to teach third-grade students in the Bronx. As they get to know each other, their shared experiences and sense of humor create a strong bond. The tragic consequences of their kiss – the center of this powerful drama – serve as both an indictment of hatred and a moving study of the perils inherent in living life fully.
With Rebecca Rudolf, Jacquelyn Benson, Matthew Schofield, Jamie Bradley, Jasmin Hunter, Samuel Bennett, and Margaret McAleese. Lighting Design by Quentin Stockwell. Stage Design and management by Gina Bowker. Assistant SM and tech by Grady O’Neil.
Note: Stop Kiss contains adult language, situations, and partial nudity.
November 9 – November 25
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