My First Time | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays. Continues through Sept. 26 2014
Price: $25
Two years ago, Broken Nose Theatre's first pass at this 2007 off-Broadway hit—a compilation of inaugural sex tales culled from myfirsttime.com—was a promising but overly stagey affair. This time, they've hit their stride. Under Benjamin Brownson's fleet direction, the quartet of attentive, malleable performers deliver an hour's worth of confessional monologues—sublime, ridiculous, banal, harrowing—with candor and charisma. The inclusion of factoids culled from an anonymous preshow survey of the audience (how many of us are virgins, what we'd say to our first partners today) slyly pulls everyone into the show without the threat of embarrassment. The script still offers few grand insights (and unwisely concludes that the evening's stories don't really matter), but it charmingly demystifies many of our most potent collective secrets. —Justin Hayford

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