By Diana Son
Jo Ann M. Cimato
Production Design & Technical Direction
Stop Kiss is presented with permission from
Dramatists Play Service
November 3, 4 & 5, 2016
New Beacon Black Box
522 West 44th Street; 6th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Cast & Staff
"Manhattan growls like an underfed pit bull in Stop Kiss, a sweet, sad and enchantingly sincere play by the young American writer Diana Son. The sirens, the horns, the tattoos beat by unknown hands and feet on doors and floors: the sounds of the city are edged in threats, signs of violence that has happened or is waiting to happen. Yet it's all so irresistibly exciting, isn't it?
'I love . . . New York,' says one character, newly arrived there. The pause in her declaration suggests that she was intending to finish the sentence with someone's name, but the substitution of the city works nicely. In this delicately balanced comic drama, which opened last night at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, falling in love with New York or in New York is risky. Only the brave need apply."
From "Comic in Spirit, Serious at Heart" Ben Brantley for The New York Times. DEC. 7, 1998