Backstage Review: ‘Stop Kiss’

Photos and review by Dana Nöllsch

One of the goals for live theater is to bring deep emotions to the audience, and “Stop Kiss” is one of those plays that succeeds in that and then some.

As the play opens, we meet Callie, an on-air traffic reporter living in the Big Apple, and Sara, a committed public school teacher who is ready to change her life. Callie and Sara are drawn together in ways so deep that the two of them are challenged to understand.
The play chronicles Callie and Sara’s courtship and where fate is leading them. Add to this a friend with benefits, an ex-fiancé, and family, and you get beautiful human drama. As to where fate is leading them, this is the tragic turning point to this unresolved relationship.

If you want to know more, then definitely go see the show, and I recommend that you see “Stop Kiss.” The acting and directing is stellar, led by Rachel Douglass as Callie, the cast brings the emotion of the story to life.
A portion of all ticket sales will benefit Safe Embrace.
Directed by: Rachel Douglass
Assistant Directed by: David Zybert
Callie: Rachel Douglass
Sara: Kelly Bevel
George: Jeff Bentley
Detective Cole: Barbara Biondo
Mrs. Winsley and Nurse: Rosie Maciel
Peter: James Miller
Show Dates:
Sept 16th, 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, 25th at 7:30 pm
Sept 19th and 26th 2 pm Sunday Matinees
Tickets can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets

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