April 23rd through May 8th, 2016
Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
Tickets are $20
or $15/Seniors & Students
Call 845 688 2279 for reservations recommended/general seating
The Creative Team
Playwright - Diana Son
Director & Set Designer - Gordon W. Brown
Original Music - Gary Kromirs
Lighting Designer - John Stobaeus
Costume Designer - Allison Branham
Daniela Sumerano as Callie
Jennifer Krawitz as Sara
George Tsontakis as Detective Cole
Alisa Brown as Mrs. Winsley/Nurse
Greg Johnson as George
Aaron Hall as Peter
Parental Guidance Suggested.Stop Kiss is not recommended for small children. We have rated it PG-13 for language and adult situations.
"There is a moment, between a glance and a kiss, where the world stops for the briefest of times. And the only thing between us is the anticipation of your lips on mine. A moment so intense it hangs in the air as it pulls us closer. A moment so perfect that when it comes to an end we realize it's only the beginning." —Anonymous
Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. The structure of the play fluctuates quickly from scene to scene, before and after the attack, as they get to know each other and as Sara recovers. Callie's friend (with benefits) George and Sara's ex-boyfriend Peter try to help in the aftermath, but can do little. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion, compassion, and the sheer fun in getting to know someone new.
Star Ledger - "Something as thought provoking and ultimately moving as Stop Kiss is a joy to experience."
NY Times - "...a gentle, affectionate work, with a blithe sense of comedy."
Stop Kiss was Diana Son's first full length play. It debuted in 1998 at The Public Theatre, it was critically acclaimed, and was extended 3 times. Son has gone on to write and/or produce many well known crime dramas including: American Crime, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Southland, etc. Son taught playwrighting at Yale University and New York University. As of 2015, Son is the Playwrighting Program Chair of the Dramatists Guild of America's Fellows Program, a mentorship and support program for playwrights. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Women in Theatre, and the Writers Guild of America, East. Son is an alumna of New Dramatists.