Rice Theatre Program Stop Kiss

Move over Katy Perry, Diane Son’s Manhattan love story has come to town

Katy Perry, who sings the much adored “I Kissed a Girl,” isn’t the only one who knows about girl-on-girl affection. It’s been over a decade since Diane Son opened her critically acclaimed Stop Kiss at the Public Theater in New York, but the Manhattan love story with a sweetly Sapphic twist remains relevant, as anyone who listens to the radio knows. The comic drama concerns Callie, a radio traffic reporter, and the friendship she develops with Sara, a schoolteacher from St. Louis. The two women, with very different personalities and boyfriends in tow, meet and develop an attraction that ends with a kiss in New York City. What happens next is savage and horrific, but Son’s exploration of love and life left critics in the late ‘90s nonetheless moved. See love bloom in Stop Kiss. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hamman Hall, Rice University, 6100 Main. For information call 713-348-PLAY or visit www.arts.rice.edu/. $5.


March 20-21, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 22, 2 p.m.; March 26-28, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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