Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Make sure you check out Dutchman/Stop Kiss at the Sacred Circle Theatre Company at 104 W. 14th Street in Manhattan.
This production runs through June 23rd, and it’s actually a compelling combination of two plays in one room, with one cast. Presented by Amiri Baraka and Diana Son, this performance is described as a “double bill of desire and destruction, of unbridled sexuality and unthinkable violence.”
Baraka’s Dutchman is set in 1960s-era NYC. As described on the official website, “a hot, crowded Subway lurches beneath a city teeming with racial inequality. a devilishly seductive white woman sets her sights on a young black man. As they rattle uptown on a crowded subway car, their encounter moves swiftly from chance flirtation to calculated murder.”
In contrast, Son’s Stop Kiss is set in 1990s New York, as ” The dark of night falls on a public park in a certain part of town, the site of a burgeoning gay haven. Two women struggle to navigate a queer new longing for each other. As they finally dare to share a kiss, a stranger’s blows transform their furtive romance into an unspeakable tragedy.”
You can expect a shocking and surprising tale of hate crimes in one of the biggest cities in the world.
Tickets range from $25-$30 and are available on the official website HERE.