Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department to Present ‘Stop Kiss’ May 9-11, 16-18
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department will present Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11 and May 16-18, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
“‘Stop Kiss’ is a moving story that provides a snapshot of our contemporary landscape,” said Karin Hendricks, assistant professor and director of the play. “Filled with poignancy and humor, the play follows Callie and Sara, two young women in New York who unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss incites a violent, homophobic attack that transforms each of their lives in ways they never could have imagined.”
Son is a playwright, television producer and writer, known primarily for her Emmy-nominated work on the television series “American Crime.”
“Stop Kiss” features the work of Theatre and Dance Department students, faculty and staff, including Thomas J. Bernard, costume designer; Clint Bryson, technical director; Brian Healy, scenic and lighting designer. In addition, about 40 students from a variety of majors are contributing to the production through construction, backstage work, management, publicity and performance.
Tickets are $20 for the public and $12 for students, senior citizens and children. Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849).
The performance is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department, College of Liberal Arts, and Instructionally Related Activities Program.
About the Cal Poly Theatre Program
The Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts at Cal Poly aims to provide students with a foundation in the theory and practice of theater. By providing academic instruction, hands-on activities and supervised training, students will develop knowledge of the various aspects of theater: history, dramatic literature, playwriting, performing, production, directing, design and administrative practices. The program is delivered within a liberal arts framework, intended to advance the value of collaboration at all levels of study; designed to produce globally-minded theater artists with strong written and verbal skills who are prepared to enter into a variety of fields.
Contact: Karin Hendricks
April 8, 2019