- $35 for one VIP ticket to My First Time (up to $50 value). VIP admission includes secured seating in a roped-off VIP area and a soft drink.
- When: select dates, October 10–26
- Where: Centerstage Theatre
- Seating: VIP
- Door time: 30 minutes prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
My First Time
Some of the stories are funny. Some are dark, some are awkward, and some are relatable. But above all else, they’re real. That’s because the monologues in My First Time were pulled from real-life tales of peoples’ first sexual experiences, each one submitted online. Playwright Ken Davenport then wove them into a single script to be performed by four actors. During the original 2007 production, Davenport’s work was praised by The Village Voice for its enormous scope. “The stories range from funny and touching to sweet, sexy, and silly to downright disturbing,” wrote critic Tristan Taormino. “Davenport has clearly made a conscious effort to represent a fair amount of diversity, with stories from both straight and queer voices of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities.”
Sharon and Norm Munsey founded Centerstage Theatre in 1977 to help bring popular shows to their region. Decades later, their artistic ensemble keeps that mission in mind while staging a repertoire of new works. Family-friendly shows such as Shipwrecked!, heart-warming pieces including For All That, and tinsel-coated traditional English Christmas pantomimes take the boards at the intimate Knutzen Family Theater. That focus on feel-good entertainment has won Centerstage audiences and acclaim—several shows have proven popular enough to be transported to bigger venues such as Seattle’s ACT Theatre and Tacoma’s Broadway Center, and revues have been granted awards that include Best Actress, Best Director, and two acceptances of Best New Play.