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

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

world premiere
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MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 13, 2016
Where do I begin? The script by Carla Neuss is a gutsy, well-crafted, and funny/sad exploration of one woman's journey to remain a virgin until she finally marries The One. The smart and simple direction by Payden Ackerman connects the audience to the show in a much more emotionally connected way than most fourth-wall-breaking shows. This, of course, is largely due to the great performances of the two actors. Josh Bross does fantastic work as NUMEROUS characters, all quite different and, more importantly, all extremely grounded and real. And then there's Katelyn Schiller. I fell head over heels for Katelyn Schiller when she changed the way I looked at theater in last year's MURDER BLOOD BEAR. And, personal connection to review here, she ... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 14, 2016
Superbly written and wonderfully performed. This show is a Fringe masterpiece - Don't miss it!... full review
TARA DONOVAN certified reviewer June 14, 2016
Really interesting point of view. Heartfelt, honest, hilarious. Such a talented cast and a great story.... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution certified reviewer June 15, 2016
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... full review
BRENDAN WEINHOLD certified reviewer June 20, 2016
tagged as: sex
Delivers on its premise. Powerful performances, clear direction, and a script with perspective.... full review
ED SHARROW certified reviewer June 19, 2016
tagged as: Best Actress
Top caliber acting, strong writing, great direction. Best of the Fringe material.... full review
TINKS LOVELACE certified reviewer June 21, 2016
tagged as: awesome · Brave · strong · exciting · new · fresh
I am in love with all these people. ... full review
ERICA WILLIAMS certified reviewer June 22, 2016
The writing and acting was great. I mean how can you not love a bit about a woman's first foray into fingering. How Josh managed to be all male characters was quite amazing; and Katelyn really made you feel for her rollercoaster of dealing with being a sexualized virgin.... full review
JULIA GRISWOLD certified reviewer June 22, 2016
Funny, smart, different. I'd recommend you see it but I'm pretty sure it's sold out/over?... full review
JENNY HOWARD certified reviewer June 30, 2016
HOW TO BE A VIRGIN was one of the most honest, funny, and intelligent shows I've ever seen. In the midst of our modern hook-up culture, which seems dominated by penetrative, Tinder-type abandonment (or its backlash: Bible Belt scaremongering), it's refreshing to see a different kind of sexual com(/cumm)ing-of-age. This is not really a play about Faith, but rather about what to DO with one's Faith in a secular landscape, about the implications of Faith for femininity, feminism, and one's hymen. It is about eschewing the dominant narrative, the pre-written script of "normal" sexual experience, and having the courage and commitment to write our own weird journeys. Absolutely loved this play. Loved it. ... full review