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...
How to Be a Virgin is a thoroughly enjoyable one hour of Fringe time packaged with a lot of laughs, some spicy adult topics, and plenty of situational humor. You have to admire the playwright for being willing to even write this story and, if it does nothing else, it will give you pause to consider why you’ve made your choices. By default or on purpose, it’s always up to you. Go!...
HOW TO BE A VIRGIN (IN 12 MORALLY AMBIGUOUS STEPS)
At the outset of Carla Neuss’ smart and very witty play we are shown a graph that places the number of those who remain virgins after the age of twenty-five at two percent of the population. We’re told this is the same percentage as those who are vegetarians and those who believe the earth is flat.
This well crafted piece relates the story of a young woman struggling against the world at large to retain her maidenhood and triumphing. Now as a proud veteran of the glorious sexual revolution I can’t but regard this as a tragedy on the scale of Medea set loose on Sesame Street. But while I do view the main character’s life choice as regrettable, one must feel admiration for her adhere...
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