November 16, 2016 9:12 am
DIRECT FROM OFF-BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY!
FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN
FROM A GAY MAN
“An uproariously funny series of interactive demonstrations”
TIMES-UNION CENTER: FEBRUARY 4th, 2017
Murray & Peter proudly present the national tour, SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN premiering in Jacksonville on February 4th, 2017 at Times-Union Center, Terry Theater, 300 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 . Written by Matt Murphy and based on the best-selling book of the same title, this hilarious romantic comedy takes the audience on a wild ride where no topic is taboo. Tickets are $25 – $65, and go on sale this Friday, November 18th at 10am at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Offices at Veterans Memorial Arena and Times-Union Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
Saturday February 4th, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English Department holds its monthly meet the authors’ event. Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event and this month’s featured author is Dan Anderson who wrote, “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.” The third character is a hunky stage assistant of Eastern European descent, Stefan. Thwarting Robyn’s attempts to moderate a scholarly discussion of the book, Dan aims to entertain those in attendance with a highly theatrical, audience-interactive sex tip seminar.
The production is based on the book “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” written by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman. First published in 1997, the book championed the straight girl / gay guy friendship in mainstream pop culture and instantly became a national best seller. The book was praised by the New York Daily News for; “offering witty—and yes, explicit—descriptions of all manner of how-to’s;” by The New York Post as; “straightforward and saucy . . . a play-by-play account of how to make the most of every moment;” and by Salon.com as; “a cannily entertaining romp through the nuts and bolts of sex from the male perspective.” Now a cult classic, the book has also been published in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Australia, England, and France.
The play has received the same adulation from the media with TheaterMania touting “SEX TIPS is one of the best date-night shows you’ll see this year. Breathlessly entertaining! Uproariously funny! Hysterically titillating!” and Michael Musto for OUT Magazine giving the show; “Two wet thumbs up!” Broadway World calls the show; “a night of fun and exhausting laughter that makes you feel good in all the wrong places” and the academics from Columbia Spectator call it; “hysterical and better than sex!”