The Wells College Theatre and Dance Department is proud to present the spring production Stop Kiss, written by Diana Son and directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Siouxsie Easter. Stop Kiss will be performed at Phipps Auditorium in Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. The box office will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Due to the creative staging of the production, the number of seats is limited to 60 per evening. Advanced reservations are highly suggested.
Stop Kiss is a story that is heartbreaking and hopeful. When Sara moves to New York City, she finds in non-committal Callie much more than a casual friendship. After a brutal attack on Sara leaves her hospitalized, Callie takes an emotional journey to find herself. Director Siouxsie Easter says, "This play examines both love and hate through artful storytelling and dynamic characters."
Mike Rathbun, class of 2011, returns to Wells as the guest lighting designer. Mike's recent designs have been for theatre companies in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Bangkok. Mike will be in residence for the week of the production designing the lights and giving workshops in lighting design and performing arts careers to the Theatre and Dance students.
The set is designed by Wells College's Technical Director Patti Goebel, with costume design by Emily Diamond '20, and sound design by Roz Maassen '18. The show is stage managed by Skylar Campbell '21. The cast features seven student actors from all disciplines and class years, and the stage crew is made up of both students experienced in technical theatre and those new to the field.
The cast includes Wells students Ally Collins '19, Garrett Gagnon '19, Matt Mabee '19, Devonn McKenna '20, Eamonn Moneypenny Hall '19, Mya Padilla '19, and Kassy Rivera '18.
Admission to Stop Kiss is free and tickets are available at the door or by calling the Box Office at 315-364-3456. Please be advised that this show contains adult language and potentially triggering situations. The show is not recommended for children under 16. Seating is limited to 60 people per performance, so advanced reservations are highly recommended. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact Professor Siouxsie Easter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-364-3232.