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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MADELINE ROSENSTEIN certified reviewer 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
ELLEN DOSTAL certified reviewer June 04, 2016
tagged as: comedy · adult-themed
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!... full review
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
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
TAYEN KIM uncertified reviewer June 06, 2016
tagged as: funny · courageous
So much of art, especially within the art community (because, let's face it, we care most about what our peers think, no?), has a great deal to do with speaking the unsaid and showing the unseen. The more an artist dares to do this, it seems the more praise he/she receives. Unless it is about an unpopular subject matter. Surely a better illustration of irony there cannot exist. This is why I enjoyed this show. Carla hid little in this exploration of oneself within a culture and world completely contrary to the self. Whether about sexuality or not, the base level human desire for the freedom to be one's true self cannot be denied, and it is my thought that those who have felt the clash of that need against the currents of this planet wi... full review
ADRIENNE MARQUAND uncertified reviewer June 06, 2016
tagged as: virgin · lucid productions
My overall impression is pretty well summed up above in the "likes" box. GO SEE THIS SHOW! It is a treat of the Fringe and I plan on seeing it again to see how it has evolved throughout the festival. SO SO GOOD!!!!!... full review
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
SHANE WOOD uncertified reviewer June 07, 2016
This show takes a subject that often at its best is boring, and at its worst is alienating and makes it universally acceptable to examine, enjoy, and often cringe. It allowed all of us, no matter our sexual histories, to be with her on this journey.Katelyn's work as the virgin is engaging and at times alarming. She so thoroughly connects with the audience, that we couldn't help but be there with her as she explored the nebulous boundaries of her virginity. It has a universal truth strung through a very personal narrative, and all audience members, no matter their background, can walk away with a lot of laughs, and some new insights. ... full review
MARTY ESTEL certified reviewer June 10, 2016
the acting was fantastick. the set was simple. the timing was just right... ... full review
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