Stop Kiss

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University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department presents "Stop Kiss" by Diana Son

"A random act of violence gives this extremely funny and poignant chronicle a painful seriousness. . . A thoroughly modern story that uses a gay romance to point out the unexpected places that love can take us." Curtainup

"Manhattan growls like an underfed pit bull in "Stop Kiss", a sweet, sad and enchantingly sincere play . . . Falling in love with New York or in New York is risky. Only the brave need apply."
Ben Brantley New York Times

"Stop Kiss" by Diana Son is a serious, comic love story set in New York City. Callie, a jaded traffic reporter, and Sara, a newly arrived grade school teacher, meet over a cat, explore Greenwich Village, enjoy gourmet food and cautiously flirt. But New York sophistication can't protect them from a vicious hate crime. The story only begins there, with a plot that takes a surprising journey. Not your normal Rom-Com, "Stop Kiss" is deeper, darker and funnier.

About the Playwright: Diana Son is an Asian-American playwright whose plays have been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Ensemble Studio Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; The Public Theater; the Mark Taper Forum and the Soho Repertory Theatre. Son is also a television producer and writer, for shows such as Law and Order: Criminal Intent; Southland and Blue Bloods. She has been working in television since 2000, beginning as a story editor for The West Wing. She currently produces the new series NYC 22. Son is a graduate of NYU's dramatic literature program.

WHAT: "Stop Kiss" a play by Diana Son

WHERE: University of Redlands, Frederick Loewe Theatre
1200 E Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373

WHO: The production features UoR student actors. The production team consists of UoR faculty and students as well as professional designers.

Production Team:

  • Director: Victoria Lewis
  • Set Designer: Leah Ramillano
  • Costume Designer: Holly Poe Durbin
  • Lighting Designer: Trevor Norton
  • Sound Designer: Nate Rennick
  • Stage Manager: Melanie Luine
  • Assistant Stage Managers: Shannon Bengston, Elizabeth Bluth


  • Mrs. Winsley/Nurse: Eliza Craig
  • George: Tyler Griffin
  • Detective Cole: Kyle Nettlebeck
  • Peter: Phil Olson
  • Sara: Lillie Reising
  • Callie: Sydney Roberts
Tickets for the event are available by calling (909)748-8028
  • $12 general admission
  • $ 8 with university ID
  • $ 8 senior citizens

The Frederick Loewe Theatre is small and tends to sell-out. Advanced reservations are recommended.

: March 14, 15 & 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM and March 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

For more information please visit or call the Theatre Arts Department at (909) 748-8028 or
(909) 748-8728.

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