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WNCC Theatre Program Presents: Stop Kiss

April 14, 2016
Western Nebraska Community College Theatre presents Stop Kiss by Diana Son Apr 29-May 1 at the WNCC Little Theatre on the Scottsbluff Campus.
 
Sara and Callie are walking through New York City's West Village very late at night, when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured. She falls into a coma, which becomes one of the major subjects of the play. George, Callie's good friend, tries to help with the situation, but there is little he can do. Peter, Sara's ex-boyfriend from St. Louis, comes to help nurse her back to health. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play.
 
"A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably," says Variety.
 
"I was first drawn to Stop Kiss for its subtext and dramatic qualities for use in acting class," says WNCC Theatre Director Robert Thompson Jr. "The two person scenes work well as tools to help delve into the craft of acting through text analysis and moment to moment acting technique. This play is a journey of two characters who fall in love. I'm presenting it in hopes to start a dialogue not about the love between two women but rather as a means of dampening the hate within ourselves when confronted with something we don't agree with."
 
Included in the cast are Marisa Plummer, Brandelynn Mendoza, Rachel Karpen, Nick McDaniel, Justin Lane, and Byron Allen.
 
Stop Kiss plays Apr 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and on May 1 at 2 p.m. in the WNCC Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 for general seating and are available for purchase at the WNCC Little Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are free for WNCC students, faculty, and staff.
 
The WNCC Theatre Program presents plays and musicals that emphasize a commentary on the human experience as it relates to the current state of affairs. By utilizing actors from both WNCC and surrounding communities, WNCC Theatre provides quality theatrical productions that raises social awareness, educates, and entertains. For questions, please contact Robert Thompson Jr. at 308-635-6038 or thompsor@wncc.edu.