Iowa City – “FOURTH ROOM THEATRE PRESENTS A FULLY STAGED READING OF AWARD-WINNING STOP KISS BY DIANA SON, Sunday, July 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the downstairs common room at Old Brick (26 E Market St., Iowa City – at the corner of Market and Clinton).
Just two blocks from the Pentacrest, STOP KISS is a chance to add a little stirring and provocative theater (and air conditioning!) to your Iowa City Jazz Fest weekend!
A GOOD BYE TO OTTAVIA!
STOP KISS also marks the final Iowa City production for Fourth Room core and founding member, Ottavia De Luca. Please come help Fourth Room see her off to new adventures, including refreshments after the show! (We’ll supply the tissues! Sniff!)
ABOUT THE PLAY
Callie, a savvy New Yorker, and Sara, a recent Midwest transplant, find a new friendship quickly escalates into a scintillating and unexpected attraction. A hesitant first kiss unlocks deeper desires, but also triggers a violent attack and a sequence of events that changes their lives forever. A New York Times “Best of the Year” pick and winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Best New York Production, STOP KISS is an evocative, funny play about personal discovery, vulnerability and the perils of living a full life when personal truths challenge the fearful.
“There’s so much that is vital and exciting about STOP KISS…you want to embrace this author and cheer her on to other works.” —NY Daily News
“A thoroughly modern story that uses a gay romance to point out the unexpected places that love can take us.” —Curtainup
“Manhattan growls like an underfed pit bull in Stop Kiss, a sweet, sad and enchantingly sincere play . . . Falling in love with New York or in New York is risky. Only the brave need apply.” — Ben Brantley New York Times
Directed by Kehry Anson Lane, STOP KISS features Rachel Korach Howell and Ottavia De Luca as Callie and Sara, joined by a cast of area talent.
Tickets are free, but donations accepted. Donations will help fund a future fully mounted production of STOP KISS.”
(Source: Fourth Room Newsletter)