Virgins and Other Myths

Name Address From To
Primary Stages 354 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
01/16/1996 03/31/1996
Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
04/12/1996 06/30/1996
Production Information
Number of performances: 136
Opening date: January 16, 1996
Closing date: June 30, 1996
Production Description
VIRGINS AND OTHER MYTHS, covers a lot of emotional territory, finding immediate entry into Colin Martin's autobiographical one-man play, a lacerating look at a gay man's very haphazard coming-out. Donning multiple costumes and voices, Stephens immerses himself in Martin's saga, passionately moving through schoolboy sex, an attempt at suicide, thespian gambits, and a brief football career. But even after Martin discovers sex (and its many abuses), kissing is not in the picture. A career as an expensive call boy doesn't help. Soon he's a sex addict ("There is nothing like the familiarity of a strange body"), but throughout these changes he cannot recall when or how he lost his virginity. When he does recover a memory, cliched breakthrough or not it opens him to "having sex without hurting and hurting without having sex." Now that sex is a choice, he can date and even kiss.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Primary Stages Producer
Ted Snowdon Presenter
Roy Gabay Produced in Association
Colin Martin Playwright
Bruce Blair Director
Bob Phillips Set Designer
Deborah Constantine Lighting Designer
Tim Coyle Sound Designer
Roy Gabay General Manager
Tony Origlio Publicity Press Representative
Renee Lutz Production Stage Manager

Actor Role
Colin Martin N/A