'Stop Kiss'

Mya Padilla ('19) and Ally Collins ('20) rehearse Wells College's production of "Stop Kiss."


A story of heartbreak and hope will be told on the Wells College stage when its Theatre and Dance Department presents "Stop Kiss" Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, as its spring production.

The show, written by Diana Son, follows Sara as she moves to New York City and befriends Callie. But when Sara is brutally attacked and hospitalized, Callie takes an emotional journey to find herself.

"This play examines both love and hate through artful storytelling and dynamic characters," director Siouxsie Easter said in a news release.

The show's cast includes Ally Collins (’19), Garrett Gagnon (’19), Matt Mabee (’19), Devonn McKenna (’20), Eamonn Moneypenny Hall (’19), Mya Padilla (’19) and Kassy Rivera (’18).

The guest lighting designer will be Mike Rathbun ('11), who has contributed lighting design work to theater companies in Los Angeles, Chicago and Bangkok. He will be in residence the week of the production, hosting workshops about lighting and performing arts careers for the college's theater and dance students.

The show's set was designed by Technical Director Patti Goebel, costumes by Emily Diamond ('20) and sound by Roz Maassen ('18). The stage manager is Skylar Campbell ('21).

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. in Phipps Auditorium in Macmillan Hall at the college, 170 Main St., Aurora. The box office will open at 7 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are suggested as only 60 seats will be available due to the staging of the production. The show is not recommended for children younger than 16.

For more information, call (315) 364-3232 or visit wells.edu.