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Stop Kiss by Different Strokes Theatre

Suggested by our member Beth, this is a theatre we've yet to support called Different Strokes Theatre. 

Show is from 7:30pm until 10:30pm - and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Asheville schools.

Tickets are $15.00 - however, if we get 8 people to RSVP, they are $12.00 - so please refrain from paying until we see how many people we get. RSVP deadline is May 3rd so I can be sure to get us tickets. 

Here's info about the show: 

Directed by Hope Lake SpraggProduced by Different Strokes! Performing Arts CollectiveThe Beneficiary of This Production is TBD

Stop Kiss is a poignant and often funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably. Diana Son's imaginative, moving, and surprising comedy brings audiences -- and her principal characters -- to unexpected places. Callie is holding down a job as a radio traffic reporter when she meets Sara, a mid-westerner who, against the advice of friends and family, has moved to New York, to teach in the Bronx. Both have boyfriends, but as they get to know each other, their shared experiences and sense of humor they come to understand more of who they are. Spotted in a park late at night during their first kiss, Callie and Sara are singled out, mocked, and assaulted.

The writing of Stop Kiss is unique, for a stage-play, in that the story begins in prologue, and alternates between the past and the present. The playwright's choice to shuttle back and forth in time, between the hospital room, the police station, and the early days of Callie and Sara's friendship, lends a bittersweet quality to even their lightest exchanges. The New York Daily News calls Stop Kiss "vital and exciting", and promises that “you will be charmed by its heartfelt characters and up-to-the-minute humor. "Featuring: Steph Hickling Beckman, Tracey Johnston-Crum, Scott Fisher, David Ely, Paul Gallaher, and Lucia Del Vecchio


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  • Nan

    Will miss u Donna

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • Donna C.

      Thank you Nancy! I know you were missed as well.

      May 10, 2014

  • Ann

    my dog has a bad ear infection so am gonna stay home with her as we cant see vet until tomorrow....

    May 9, 2014

    • Donna C.

      Sorry to hear your Pup isn't well Ann. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

      May 10, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Thanks to all who came to the show. I enjoyed meeting all of you!

    1 · May 10, 2014

    • Donna C.

      Beth - Thank you so much for suggesting and hosting. I'm disappointed that I missed it (didn't get in until 9:45pm last night) - but so grateful you are there to welcome everyone.

      May 10, 2014

  • Nan

    Beth Sorry to say I won't b able to go to the show so if u or anyone can use tix pls do.

    May 9, 2014

    • Beth J.

      Sorry to hear, Nan. Thanks for letting me know.

      May 9, 2014

  • Marci B.

    I will probably not be there until closer to 7:15 due to babysitter arrival time. This is my first meetup with you ladies - looking forward to meeting everyone!

    May 9, 2014

    • Beth J.

      We can save your seat. Don't worry.

      May 9, 2014

  • Ann

    Thanks Beth

    May 9, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Good morning! Because this theater is small and has general seating, we might want to assemble about 7pm if we want to sit together. I will be there early and will try to get a block of seats if they will allow me to do so. I am looking forward to seeing everyone!

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Donna C.

    Ladies,

    Sorry to do this again. I am just not thinking these days. When I booked May 9th - I forgot that I had a 7 hour drive from Pickwick Dam, Tennessee after a morning presentation. I'm never going to make it back in time. My mind must have been elsewhere. The tickets have been bought and Beth Jones has agreed to host. Most of you know here - and she has the RSVP list - but be sure to look at her beautiful picture so you know who to look for. I will miss you all! Forgive me!!!

    Donna

    May 8, 2014

  • Ann

    wonderful little theater....only 60 some odd seats....early arrival is good....owned by a dance teacher and wife...very interesting performance choices

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Looks like we need only one more for the discount. Steph says the tickets are selling well, so maybe we should buy an extra and encourage someone along??

    1 · April 30, 2014

    • Donna C.

      I'll send one more notice out by email.

      May 1, 2014

  • Donna C.

    Anyone want to invite friends? We need 3 more people to get the discount.

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This play appeals to me + the fact that the theater company supports local non-profits makes me want to support them! Count me in!

    2 · April 27, 2014

  • Beth J.

    I am very excited to introduce the "Ladies" to this local theater group. They do interesting and provocative theater, and they always partner with a local nonprofit for each production.

    1 · April 26, 2014

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