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BREAKFAST WITH ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT’ – Hometown-Pasadena.com

Nov 23, 2014

olivia holt garrett clayton oct 31 2014 300x225 Breakfast with Sleeping Beauty & Her Winter Knight Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight sleeping beauty Pasadena Playhouse panto olivia holt lythgoe family lucy lawless local theater garrett clayton fairy tales childrens theater childrens shows British Panto  photoThe Pasadena Playhouse presents Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Night and what’s the holidays without a dose of fantasy and romance— rational, realistic, or otherwise?

Children (perhaps primarily of the female persuasion) will be thrilled to know that breakfast may be enjoyed with the fair maiden of the tale, as well as other fairy tale characters…

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‘THE WHIPPING MAN’ SET FOR THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE’S 2014-2015 SEASON – AfriClassical.Blogspot.com

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PASADENA, CA (October 24, 2014) – The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran Executive Director) announced that they will present Matthew Lopez’s multi-award winning play THE WHIPPING MAN, which will replace the previously announced production of William Gibson’s TWO FOR THE SEESAW as the fourth production of the 2014-2015 season. THE WHIPPING MAN is produced in association with South Coast Repertory, where the show will play January 4-25, 2015, and then transfer to The Pasadena Playhouse February 3 – March 1, 2015 with a press opening on February 4…
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REVIEW: ‘STOP KISS’ – SDGLN.com

The violence of bigotry and the tenderness of nascent love are intertwined in Diana Son’s moving 1998 drama “Stop Kiss,” in a stunning production through Nov. 30 at Pasadena Playhouse…

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REVIEW: ‘STOP KISS’ – TheaterMania.com

A revival of Diana Son’s once controversial 1998 play comes to Pasadena Playhouse.

By Evan Henerson • Nov 18, 2014 • Los Angeles, California
Angela Lin and Sharon Leal as Callie and Sara in Diana Son's Stop Kiss, directed by Seema Sueko, at Pasadena Playhouse.
Angela Lin and Sharon Leal as Callie and Sara in Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, directed by Seema Sueko, at Pasadena Playhouse.
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Evolved thinking and social progress – welcome though both are – are no friends to Stop Kiss, Diana Son’s 1998 play that examines a hate crime through the prism of a love story and vice versa. As alarmingly authentic and immediate as the plight of Callie and Sara is supposed to feel, Seema Sueko’s revival of Stop Kiss at the Pasadena Playhouse butts up against museum-piece calcification from the beginning. Though gay bashing still takes place, it can take far more insidious forms than the hate crime at the center of Son’s play…

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REVIEW: AN AWESOME AND MOVING ‘STOP KISS’ AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – EurWeb.com

EURweb speaks with the productions’ two leading ladies

Nov 17, 14 by By DeBorah B. Pryor Leave a comment

*A lone figure stands on the dimly lit stage of the Pasadena Playhouse looking out at the audience. The only thing you can decipher from the persons’ expression, is that they seem troubled. But then the scene changes abruptly, and the immediately identifiable exterior of a New York City apartment building rises up to reveal the interior of an apartment most befitting a single, young woman. Clothes are strewn everywhere…

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REVIEW: 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SEE ‘STOP KISS’ – SomeOfMyWords.wordpress.com

  1. You believe in love.

You think about your love life at least for a minute every day. You read, write, research and dream about a perfect relationship. Where else could you seek inspirations other than through a romantic play that can make you realize how special it is to be loved? Sara and Callie are the perfect characters to inspire you. Their story will make you laugh, cry, nervous, furious and curious. Just don’t be jealous… Read Full Review » More Info »

REVIEW: DEFYING CONVENTION: ‘STOP KISS,’ A STORY OF THE TIMES – LifeInLA.com

Thursday, 13 November 2014 18:05
Written by  Evelyn Chai Chua

The Pasadena Playhouse, under the direction of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, has done a great deal in producing shows that probe the social mores of an increasingly progressive Pasadena audience.

Its most recent addition, Stop Kiss, is as most might easily come to conclude, a similar nod towards diversity. On Sunday, November 9th, the Playhouse audience witnessed a gender-bending story of friendship and love that develops between two women who thereafter suffer a horrific attack after sharing their first kiss. The play is an emotional yet balanced rendition of an unconventional romance in New York City’s infamous West Village…

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REVIEW: STOP AND THINK WITH ‘STOP KISS’ AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – NeonTommy.com

David Delgado |

November 14, 2014 | Posted 8 minutes ago

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Angela Lin and Sharon Leal in "Stop Kiss" (Photo by Jim Cox)

Angela Lin and Sharon Leal in “Stop Kiss” (Photo by Jim Cox)

The sense of forbidden love that audience members have flocked to with “Romeo and Juliet” is seen in abundance at the Pasadena Playhouse with their production of “Stop Kiss” not only because of the struggle that burdens true love, but also because of the fact that it has become a modernized ‘Juliet and Juliet’ lesbian love story…

REVIEW: ‘STOP KISS’ IN PASADENA, A PLAY FOR AND OF OUR TIME – CulturalWeekly.com


Lesbian themes in theatre have never loomed large on the American firmament, perhaps because women tend to be more reserved about their homosexuality (or bisexuality) than men. Let me guess. Is it that women are instinctively more private about their sexuality than men? Is it because society as a whole is harsher on and quicker to judge women? Is it a lack of general interest? Whatever the reason, there never has been an onslaught of gay female plays to compare with the avalanche of male gay plays, largely triggered by the decimating advent of AIDS…

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