Stop Kiss Reading, with Arnette and Mello, Presented Jan. 16 | Playbill

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News Stop Kiss Reading, with Arnette and Mello, Presented Jan. 16 A staged reading of Diana Son's 1998 play Stop Kiss is presented in Manhattan Jan. 16 by Young Dems Act Out Against Hate.
Crystal Arnette

Brian Letchworth directs the 8 PM reading at Hunter College that is hosted by The New York State Young Democrats. Sarah Jane Arnegger produces the event. The cast features Crystal Arnette as Sara, Jennifer Mello as Callie, Jared Johnston as Peter, Jeremy Seglem as George, Mary Leggio as Mrs. Winsley/Nurse and Bernard Burlew as Detective Cole.

Stop Kiss, according to press notes, "is about loving and the consequences of loving — both wonderful and terrifying, both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Through humor and ordinary interactions, important questions are asked: When do we risk our personal safety for the sake of speaking our truth? What happens when our hearts are open to another person? Taking risks, both personal and emotional, is at the core of Diana Son's deceptively simple play. Stop... or go forward? Kiss... or keep walking? Speak up... or stay silent?"

Stop Kiss premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater. The original cast included Jessica Hecht and Sandra Oh.

For tickets, priced $25, visit ActBlue. The Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College is located at 695 Park Avenue.

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