Stop Kiss, by Diana Son


  • Presented By: Cal Poly Theatre and Dance
  • Dates: 5/9/2019, 5/10/2019, 5/11/2019, 5/16/2019, 5/17/2019, 5/18/2019
  • Location: Spanos Theatre
  • Address: 1 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
  • Phone: (520) 203-3727
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: $12 Students, Faculty/Staff & Seniors; $20 General Admission

“Stop Kiss” is a “moving story which provides a snapshot of our contemporary landscape,” says Karin Hendricks, assistant professor and director of the play. Filled, “with poignancy and humor, it is about two young women in New York, Callie and Sara, 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.”

“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 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 mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Program at Cal Poly is to provide students with a foundation in the theory and practice of theatre. By providing academic instruction, hands-on activities and supervised training, majors will develop knowledge of the various aspects of theatre: 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 not only produce theatre artists with strong written and verbal skills but also globally-minded citizens, prepared to enter into a variety of fields. The producing of plays by the Theatre and Dance Department is seen as our artistic, academic and civic responsibility; to present the reflection of experiences both lived and imagined — coming together and actively engaging in the idea that theatre is a story that communities tell about themselves.

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