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Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday shows SOLD OUT

Wagner College Theatre’s Stage One studio theater presents the Obie Award-winning play, “Stop Kiss” by Diana Son, from Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

Directed by Melissa Firlit in her WCT debut, “Stop Kiss” is a powerful love story set in New York City that explores an unexpected attraction between new female friends.

What seems like a story filled with tragedy quickly becomes much more as we travel forward and backward in time to see what led up to moments of tenderness and brutality. “Stop Kiss” is a modern story about who we are, where we live and who we become when we move on.

Wagner College Theatre’s Stage One production features performance theater majors Danielle James (Callie), Taylor Baskin (Sara), Noah Bridgestock (George), Chris Zika (Peter), Adam Goldenberg (Detective Cole), Becca Barrett (Mrs. Winsley) and Chelsea Loesel (Nurse).

The production design team includes Elise Pizzonia (sets), Becca Barrett and Chelsea Loesel (costumes), Ellen Schmoyer (lights) and Melissa Firlit (sound). Margo Murphy-Gross is production stage manager.

“Stop Kiss” premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater under the direction of Jo Bonney and featured Sandra Oh and Jessica Hecht.

Playwright Diana Son is the author of the plays “Stop Kiss,” “Satellites,” “BOY,” “R.A.W. ('Cause I'm a Woman)” and others. “Stop Kiss” won the GLAAD Media Award. Son’s works have been produced at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Woolly Mammoth and others. In addition, she is an alumna of New Dramatists. Diana Son is also a television producer and writer, with credits including “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Southland,” “Blue Bloods” and “The West Wing.”

For tickets, call the Wagner College Theatre box office at 718-390-3259 or email boxoffice@wagner.edu. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 12 to 4 p.m.. Single tickets ($10) are on sale now for “Stop Kiss,” though tickets for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night performances are already sold out. Wagner College students attend free with current ID.

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