Stop Kiss at the Charis Center, Mar 28-Apr 13
By Diana Son
Directed by dr. emma hadley
Description: A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow that lives can change irrevocably. Sara and Callie are walking through New York City’s West Village very late at night, when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured. She falls into a coma, which becomes one of the major subjects of the play. George, Callie’s good friend, tries to help with the situation, but there is little he can do. Peter, Sara’s ex-boyfriend from St. Louis, comes to help nurse her back to health. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play. The story is told out of chronological order: alternating scenes take place respectively before and after the assault, which is not shown onstage.
“A sweet, sad, and enchantingly sincere play” The NY Times
Produced by Charis Center for the Arts.
March 28, 29, 30, April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13.
Tickets $15 general admission.