New York traffic reporter Callie is comfortable with her routine of working from a helicopter and occasionally getting together with like-minded friends. Her life turns upside down when she meets Sara, who has just moved to New York to teach in the Bronx. Their warm friendship blooms into a surprising, tentative romance that leads both women to unexpected places. “Stop Kiss”, written by American playwright Diana Son in 1999, is an oftentimes funny and moving exploration of what it means to choose love that still strongly resonates with the audience of today.
First staged in the Philippines by New Voice Company in 2003, the show returns after 16 years with the same actresses playing different roles — this time, Aliw Award winner Missy Maramara is Callie, and Gawad Buhay award nominee Jenny Jamora is Sara.
Joining Maramara and Jamora in the cast are Tarek El Tayech as George, Gabe Mercado as Peter, Robbie Guevara as Detective Cole, Jay Valencia-Glorioso as Mrs. Winsley, and J-mee Katanyag as Nurse.
The play will be directed by Aliw Award-winning director, and designer, Ed Lacson, Jr. He also doubles as set designer for this production. It will feature sound design by Teresa Barrozo, and costume design by Tata Tuviera. “Stop Kiss” was originally staged Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, New York in 1998. This run is being co-presented by Positive Space, MusicArtes, and New Voice Company.
Stop Kiss will have a limited 8-show run from July 12 to 14 and 19 to 21 at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati. Tickets are now available at https://www.ticket2me.net/e/2445/stop-kiss.
For show buying and other inquiries, contact Camille Abaya at 09158359210 or [email protected].