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 television series NYC 22. Son is a graduate of NYU's dramatic literature program.
March 14, 15, and 16, 2013 at 8 p.m. and March 17, 2013 at 2 p.m., in the Frederick Loewe Theatre
The production features U of R student actors. The production team consists of U of R faculty and students as well as professional designers.
|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
|Mrs. Winzley/Nurse||Eliza Craig|
|Detective Cole||Kyle Nettlebeck|