STUDENT PRODUCTION OF STOP KISS COMES TO CAMPUS

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STUDENT PRODUCTION OF STOP KISS COMES TO CAMPUS  

WHITTIER, CA (APRIL 23, 2007) – Stop Kiss, a play about unexpected urban love, will come to the stage from May 2 to 5, 8 p.m. and May 6, 2 p.m., Studio Theatre, Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. $10. (562) 907-4203 or www.ShannonCenter.org.

Originally an Off-Broadway play, Stop Kiss focuses on two professional New York City women who meet and develop an attraction for one another.  Callie is a helicopter traffic reporter and Sara is a third grade teacher. Together they both discover and uncover feelings unknown feelings for women. What begins as seemingly innocent self-discovery eventually turns violent when the two women are physically attacked and beaten after kissing on a park bench.

Stop Kiss is written by New York City-based playwright Diana Son. The play debuted in New York City in 1999 to critical acclaim. Stop Kiss earned the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Award for Outstanding New York Production.  

This production features an all student cast. 

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service. Whittier College is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Orange County.

 

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