How to Be A Virgin (in 12 morally ambiguous steps)

comedy · lucid dramatics · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America

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MADELINE ROSENSTEIN · June 11, 2016
Everything you think you know about virgins is wrong. Carla Neuss’ play is a #SeeItLA* and reminds everyone that a person doesn’t have to sleep with someone to feel loved, make bad decisions, and have a little fun. Cleverly titled, and written, this production starts with a slideshow presentation of the steps to be a virgin which gets tossed that aside and we are taught the steps through the morally ambiguous “lovers” the Virgin has. How to Be a Virgin’s dialogue is written in such a way that the actors don’t have to feed the audience jokes. Neuss captures language that it feels as if you’re listening to a friend’s story or witnessing a conversation. This is enhanced by Katelyn Schiller (from last year’s Murder Blood Bear Story) who... full review

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BRITTANY STILWAGNER certified reviewer · June 06, 2016
Brilliantly written and acted. This hour-long play is engaging, hilarious, and honest. The story line is breath of fresh air when compared to the "norm" surrounding sex and relationships. ... full review

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JOSH NADLER certified reviewer · June 06, 2016
This show is firing on all cylinders - Laughs, heart, along with thoughtful and fresh commentary on the well-worn topics of romance and dating. A strong voice with something to say. Do not miss this little gem of a play… I didn’t not mean for that last bit to rhyme ... full review

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SEAN SCOFIELD certified reviewer · June 07, 2016
A must see for any Fringe-goer! The collaboration between writer, director and actors shines, as an honest exploration of self and sexuality is brought to life with care and skill.... full review

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MARTY ESTEL certified reviewer · June 10, 2016
the acting was fantastick. the set was simple. the timing was just right... ... full review

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MATTHEW ROBINSON certified reviewer · June 10, 2016
This is a true candidate for best show of the year, definitely the best play I've seen thus far and I predict it will be nominated for several awards. Touching, funny, honest and bold this is a play I will be thinking about years from now.... full review

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ANGELA SAUER certified reviewer · June 10, 2016
Possibly my favorite thing that I've EVER seen at Fringe. Smart writing, great direction, superbly engaging acting. It spoke to so much of my experience as a human. It's funny, and sad, and awkward, and hopeful. I hope you will love it as much as I did.... full review

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ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer · June 10, 2016
Virginity is a big deal. Crossing that line means something for men--and even more, most people would say, for women. So if a woman reaches 30 and hasn't yet lost hers, is that strange? Funny? Sad? Lonely? Come see this fantastic play and you'll see that the answer is all of this--and none--and somewhere in-between. I wasn't sure exactly what I was in for when I walked into the lovely and intimate Studio C space for this show. But there was Katelyn Schiller, already our prime innocent adult, prepped with her slide projector of important "virgin data", telling me where to sit and breaking down any sense of separation between herself and the audience. What a smart, smart move. Because that's what this show is about: This is the tal... full review

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PAUL ELLIOTT certified reviewer · June 13, 2016
tagged as: don't miss
THE TYPE OF PRODUCTION EVERY FRINGE SHOULD BE SO LUCKY TO HAVE... WITH SO MANY ALMOST GOOD OR EVEN TERRIBLY BAD PRODUCTIONS BEING SHOWCASED...IT'S SUCH A RELIEF TO FINALLY SIT DOWN AND WATCH PROFESSIONALS AT WORK, DOING WHAT THEY LOVE BEST, REACHING ACROSS THE FOOTLIGHTS AND CATCHING THE AUDIENCE WITH EVERY WORD. ... full review

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MARILYNN LOVELESS certified reviewer · June 14, 2016
tagged as: funny · Authentic · poignant · ironic
This show is a menage-a-trios of great acting, directing and a fabulous script.... full review

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