Stop Kiss revolves around Callie, a radio traffic reporter, and Sara, a third-grade school teacher; the lead-up to their kiss; the beating Sara incurs because of it; and the aftermath of the violent episode. (Sara has a boyfriend who comes to town to tend her wounds not very conducive to a blossoming lesbian romance.) Although the play can be seen as commenting on gay rights, thats just one component. Its really about the nuances, small gestures, and overlooked moments of people falling for each other. In this case, the two people just happen to be women.
Stop Kiss plays at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. at Empire Stage (1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale). Admission costs $30. Call 954-678-1496, or visit empirestage.com.
Thu., April 8, 8 p.m., 2010