Stop Kiss by Diana Son
STOP KISS WAS SELECTED BY PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY AS ONE OF THE 5 CAN'T-MISS FRINGE SHOWS IN 2012
“...the young Heckler’s determination makes her a director worth watching.” Philadelphia Weekly
Diana Son's understated, powerful drama benefits from a smart production emphasizing the intriguing romance between Callie (Colleen Hughes) and Sara (Erin Carr), neither whom identify as gay, resisting and denying their feelings for one another. Neither Son or director Kristin Heckler make Stop Kiss an Issue Play, so we process both their awful attack and their new social identities on a very personal level. Sara's ex (Matt Tallman) Callie's friend with benefits (William Toussaint), a police detective (John Jerbasi), and others (Megan Ede) define the transformations that take the women by surprise and change their lives.
— Mark Cofta, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Nothing was ever so tender [as] the hospital scene where Callie came to dress Sara...the audience was drawn in to every frail movement, deep breath, slight smile and wince...” Queer 2 the T