A day after "An Awful Night of Crap" helped close out the final night of Mary-Arrchie Theatre's Abbie Fest XXIV, I was offered -- and I accepted -- the opportunity to join the cast of a show titled "My First Time." The show, originally created by Broadway producer Ken Davenport, is receiving its Chicago premiere thanks to a new Non-Equity company called Broken Nose Theatre. After the production's initial run this past summer was such a success for the company, Artistic Director Benjamin Brownson decided to immediately remount the show with a (almost) brand-new cast.
The show, which consists of a series of vignettes spoken by two men and two women, will be coming to Greenhouse Theatre starting September 14th, and will play every Friday at 11 p.m. until the end of October, at which point... well, we'll see.
It is great to be part of a show that critics have already said great things about:
"Vivid and well-paced" - Asher Klein, Chicago Reader
"The tonal variety and the show’s well-established arc keeps the subject matter buoyant" - Lisa Buscani, NewCity Chicago
"The climax of the hourlong show is upbeat, with the actors reminding everyone that your first time at anything is rarely your best" - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"MY FIRST TIME is late night fun!" - Katy Walsh, Chicago Now