But Stop Kiss is far from the stereotype of sad and fatal LGBTQ+ stories that either end in death or separation. Instead, it is open-hearted, warm and determined to impact audiences of all ages and background.
“While the physical, external violence forms the backbone of the play, there is also a second kind at play here, borne of shame, judgement and discrimination,” adds Srinivasan: “Hopefully the play will create momentum for conversations to make our society truly inclusive, not just in plans and speech but also in action.”
Stop Kiss is playing at Shilpee Theatre in Battisputali until 4 December 2021. Runtime is 2 hours and 10 minutes with no intermission.
Tickets: Rs500 and Rs700 for front-row seats
Showtimes: 5:30PM, with an additional 1PM show on 4 December.