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November 4 – 30, 2014

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By Diana Son
Sharon Leal and Angela Lin
John Sloan, Brandon Scott, Amanda Carlin and Jeff De Serrano
Directed by Seema Sueko

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"CRITIC'S CHOICE! I can't remember when a love story has moved me more." - Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

"WOW! Prepare to be riveted from start to finish!" - Stage Scene LA

"GO! Sueko has created an affecting production." - LA Weekly

STOP KISS marks The Playhouse directorial debut of Seema Sueko, who joined The Playhouse staff in January 2014.  Originally produced Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, with a cast including Sandra Oh and Jessica Hecht, this critically acclaimed play received the GLAAD Media Award for Best New York Production.  STOP KISS tells the story of Sara and Callie, who are walking through New York City's West Village 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. Throughout STOP KISS, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion.

Running Time: 90 minutes (no intermission). STOP KISS begins promptly at the advertised performance time. There is a ten-minute seating hold at the top of the play. Latecomers will be sat at the discretion of House Management.

TALKBACK TUESDAYS at The Playhouse is a post-show series in which a panel of community experts and esteemed guests discuss and explore selected themes of the show with the audience.

November 11, 18, and 25, 2014.

POST-SHOW at The Playhouse: A series of post-show talk-backs immediately following a performance on the Mainstage including members of the cast and crew, as well as any creative or design team members who are present. POST-SHOW at The Playhouse acts as a question and answer session between the audience and the participating members of the production.

Friday, November 7, 2014, following the 8:00 pm performance

Sunday, November 23, 2014, following the 2:00 pm performance.