Sinclair Theatre Presents Stop Kiss

Dayton, OH- Sinclair Community College's Theatre Department will present Diana Son's Stop Kiss directed by Gina Neuerer, May 8-16 in Blair Hall Theatre, Building 2, on the Sinclair Campus.

Set in present day New York, Callie and Sara meet, become friends and develop – much to their surprise – an unspoken attraction. The moment they kiss, their lives are changed forever as it provokes a violent hate crime.

Stop Kiss premiered at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theater in 1999 where it was extended three times. It was the winner of the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award for Outstanding New York production.

"We find Stop Kiss an enlightening opportunity for discussion about relationships, taking chances and finding out who we are, no matter what the risk," says Gina Neuerer, Stop Kiss director and interim Theatre Dept. Chair. "It's our sincere hope to bring together a meaningful cross-section of audiences to see a love story that resonates deeply within our contemporary lives."

Cast includes: Charlotte Goodrich, Brittany Hackett, Scott Christian, James Roselli, Sara Linker, Chaney Morrow and Tracie Puckett.

Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Sunday Mother's Day matinee begins at 2:00 p.m. and the ever-popular Downtown Dayton Thursday Night performance is at 7 p.m. on May 14th. For a complete listing of performances or to order tickets online, visit Sinclair's Theatre website at sinclair.edu/arts. Box office opens May 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for students. All Downtown Dayton Thursday Nights tickets cost an additional $5 and include hot appetizers and a cash bar in the lobby at 6:00 p.m.

For group information, call 937-512-2076.