Saturday, February 13, 2010

Play about homophobia opening in Olympia

Prodigal Sun Productions in Olympia is producing "Stop Kiss" by Diana Son.

Here's the description from Wikipedia:

"It focuses on the touching story of friends-turned-lovers, Sara and Callie, who are assaulted for kissing. The story is centered around a hate crime that is a direct result of homophobia.

"Sara and Callie are walking through New York City's West Village, when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by a angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured. She falls into a coma, which becomes one of the major subjects of the play. George, Callie's good friend, tries to help with the situation, but there is little he can do. Peter, Sara's boyfriend from St. Louis, comes to help nurse her back to health. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play.

"The story is told out of chronological order: alternating scenes take place respectively before and after the assault, which is not shown onstage."

The show features Raychel Wagner as Callie, Katie Driscoll as Sara, Dennis Rolly as Detective Cole, Brian Jansen as George, Jon Tallman as Peter, and Bonnie Vandver as Mrs. Winsley.

What: Prodigal Sun Productions presents the play STOP KISS by Diana Son
Directed by Elizabeth Lord
When: February 12-13, 18-21, 25-27, 2010
Special "Pay-what-you-can" performance Thursday February 18.
Showtime: 8:00 PM for all dates.
Doors open at 7:30.
Where: The Midnight Sun Performance Space 113 N. Columbia St. in downtown Olympia
Tickets: $12.00 available at the door night of show, or online:
Pay-what-you-can on Thurs. February 18th.

More info: go to or telephone 360-250-2721

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Correction: date of PFLAG meeting

If you saw yesterday's post about the showing of Brother Outsider at the next meeting of PFLAG-Olympia, please note there was an incorrect date. It will be Sunday, Feb. 14 -- that's Valentine's Day.

More info on the PFLAG-Olympia website

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brother Outsider

We are really, really excited to show "Brother Outsider" at the next PFLAG meeting this Sunday, Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 from 2-4:30 p.m.

About Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin -- A leader in the Civil Rights movement who was kept under wraps primarily because he was an openly gay man, Rustin was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King and the prime organizer of the March on Washington. This film is a fascinating look at the life of a little known but very important leader. There will be a short discussion after the film viewing.

Our usual meeting format will be adjusted to allow for time for the film and discussion.

The viewing of this film is part of a larger diversity outreach project. about which there is more information in the January-February newsletter.

Note: Our usual meeting room, The Gathering Room, is being used by the church so we will meet in room 221-222 down the ramp to the right as you enter the front door. Watch for signs.

PFLAG meets at First United Methodist Church at Boundary and 5th Ave., Olympia.