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Ohio Wesleyan University to Stage Diana Son’s ‘Stop Kiss’

January 22, 2008

Allison Draper, as Callie, and Jenny Herron, as Sara, in Ohio Wesleyan’s production of “Stop Kiss.”
DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Theatre & Dance will present Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss” 8 p.m. Feb. 8-9 and 15-16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 the Studio Theatre on the west end of Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Tickets—which are $7 for general admission, with discounts for students, senior citizens, and groups of 10 or more—are available by calling (740) 368-3855.

The contemporary play “Stop Kiss” follows the touching relationship between Callie, a New Yorker, and Sara, a Midwest transplant to the city, from their first meeting through the aftermath of a savage hate crime. The production contains adult themes and language not suitable for children.

The parts of Callie and Sara are played by Ohio Wesleyan students Allison Draper (Dublin, Ohio) and Jenny Herron (North Royalton, Ohio). Other students in the cast include Barbara Eldredge (Spokane, Wash.), Brandon McMickens (Washington, D.C.), Bryn Trogdon (Powell, Ohio), Joanna Van Sickle (Delaware, Ohio), Dan Whalen (Grand Rapids, Mich.), and Jon Distad (Shaker Heights, Ohio). The university’s production is directed by Edward Kahn, Ph.D., assistant professor of theatre and dance, and student Julia Singer (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) serves as stage manager.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.