Fair warning though, this is not a light show. I'm surprised this one hasn't been done around here (as far as I know).

The short, one-act play centers on Callie, a traffic reporter and longtime resident of New York City, and Sara, a newcomer to the city who has just accepted a job as a teacher at a Bronx school. Their friendship grows as time goes on.

my biggest gripes with contemporary theatre: I'm a sucker for plays with open and instant transitions between scenes. November 1st 1999 Overall enjoyable and great scenes and monologues. Son delicately balances the harsh realities of anti-LGBTQ violence with the innocence of a budding romance. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Follow The Monologue Blog on WordPress.com. If you’d like to be notified when I make a new post, Subscribe! Both have boyfriends, but as they get to know each other, their shared experiences and sense of humor create a strong bond. Tight, suspenseful, heartbreaking. Its structure, alternating between chronologically ordered moments before and after the attack, culminates in two of the most poignant final scenes I’ve seen. I hope I was able to introduce you to more monologue material! Admitly it was hard to tell from just reading it (as opposed to performed), but the pacing felt right. Will they be able to recover? The play alternates between scenes from the present day, and flashback scenes that bring the audience full circle. That said, this is a nice show with a lot of heart and a contains many great scenes for 2 women. Callie explains to Detective Cole the events that landed Sara in the hospital.

Beautiful and tragic. THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY THAT GOOD and i would know because im gay and i played sara! I'm also not a fan of the back and forth timeline in this show, it's mostly unsuccessful in adding dramatic tension to the story. Back and forth in time with a climax that focuses not on the awful crime that takes place late one night in NY, but on the burgeoning relationship between two people. A sweet, sad, and hopeful love story. I also considered it in the context of an epidemic of trans* women of color murdered in D.C. in recent years). The relevance of the story is evident, but a few moments and references haven't aged too well since the script's publication in 2000. And that one innocent kiss sets off a savage gay-bashing.

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? I believe the arts should be fun and I just want to help my fellow theatre lovers in the neverending quest to find the perfect monologue! The flashback scenes show the growing relationship between Callie and Sara, and what led to the attack. See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. The short, one-act play centers on Callie, a traffic reporter and longtime resident of New York City, and Sara, a newcomer to the city who has just accepted a job as a teacher at a Bronx school.

Present day is after Sara is brutally attacked when she and Callie are walking through a park; Sara is now in the hospital, and Callie, who also was injured faces hard questions about why the attack happened (there's more than a little victim blaming). Will they be able to recover?

Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. can't wait for more GOOD lesbians in literature, and more importantly, i am looking forward to reading other works by the playwright, and that is something i don't say very often tbh. Callie from Stop Kiss by Diana Son.

An amazing play! To create our... Ben Brantley of the New York Times summed up the critical reaction to Diana Son's play Stop Kiss when he stated that it "generated the warmest advance word of mouth of any downtown production this season" and heralded it as a Barefoot in the Park for a new generation. The non linear play shows us how the friendship blossoms and morphs into more while juxtaposed against a terrifying incident.

I did really like the ending though and there were a lot of v. heartbreaking moments that got me.

Son's story is deceptively simple: two young women in New York meet, talk about their boyfriends, feel a g. Ben Brantley of the New York Times summed up the critical reaction to Diana Son's play Stop Kiss when he stated that it "generated the warmest advance word of mouth of any downtown production this season" and heralded it as a Barefoot in the Park for a new generation.
3.5 stars. Man, this was so sad. Tear-jerker. This play is one of those works that takes up residence within your soul after you finish it. See our, Read a limited number of articles each month, You consent to the use of cookies and tracking by us and third parties to provide you with personalized ads, Unlimited access to washingtonpost.com on any device, Unlimited access to all Washington Post apps, No on-site advertising or third-party ad tracking.

Refresh and try again. i feel like i have a lot more to say about this, but for now, this will have to suffice- MAKE THIS COMPULSORY READING FOR EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD.


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