Diana Son’s Stop Kiss

Nov 5, 2014

new-york-city-skyline-as-seen-from-weehawken-new-jersey“It’s that rare play that gives the audience something complicated to think about rather than trying to spoon feed them all of the answers,” writes TCDailyPlanet‘s Matthew Everett regarding Diana Son’s play Stop Kiss.

He also writes that it’s “funny, romantic, and sweet—this, despite the fact that half the play is dealing with the aftermath of a violent act that puts one character in the hospital.”

The violent act is an attack on Sara by an angry bystander. Since Sara and Callie have just shared their first kiss and their relationship is in the early stages—after being in relationships with men—the attack hurls them into unknown territory.

Everett concludes: “Stop Kiss is largely about people trying to find the courage to live the way they want to live, to be their best selves, rather than take the easy way out.  Sometimes they fall short, but because they keep trying, you can’t help rooting for them.”

Stop Kiss
Through Sunday, Nov. 30th, times vary
Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave. 91101
Tickets: $25-$125; find available seats here
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Stop Kiss stars Sharon Leal and Angela Lin.

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Sharon Leal


Angela Lin

Angela Lin




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