University of Pittsburgh
September 19, 2014

University of Pittsburgh Stages Kicks Off 2014-15 Season With Stop Kiss


Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH—University of Pittsburgh Stages—the production company for Pitt's Department of Theatre Arts—kicks off its season Oct. 2 with Stop Kiss.

Performances run through Oct. 12 in Pitt's Henry Heymann Theatre, in the basement of the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Curtain is at 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinees, which begin at 2 p.m. Call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit for more information.

Stop Kiss, first produced in 1998 in New York City, is the work of playwright Diana Son. She tells the story of two women—Sara, in New York on a fellowship to teach third grade in the Bronx, and Callie, a 20-something traffic reporter. As their lives intermingle, romance builds to one fateful kiss on a park bench. The fallout of that single kiss reverberates through their lives, changing them in ways they did not expect.

Stop Kiss is directed by theatre arts senior Brittany Coyne and features a cast of six undergraduates. Sophomore theatre arts and political science double major Leenie Baker plays Sara, and senior theatre arts major Lucy Clabby is in the role of Callie.

About University of Pittsburgh Stages
On stage, backstage, behind the scenes, or in the director’s chair, the University of Pittsburgh Stages and the Department of Theatre Arts help students find the role that’s right for them. Professors and professional teaching artists have more than 20 years of experience training students in both the practical and academic aspects of live theatre, and the program is geared towards integrating students into the extensive history of theatre and its vibrant modern community.