What You'll Get
Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an under-seat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's deal: for $12, you get a general-admission ticket (a $24 value) to the Actors Theater of Minnesota's production of My First Time, a four-part monologue play performed at the CAMP Bar in St. Paul. Groupons purchased together will be seated together. Select from the following 14 showtimes:
- Friday, September 10, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, September 12, at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 16, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, September 17, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, September 19, at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 23, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, September 24, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, September 26, at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 30, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, October 1, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, October 3, at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, October 7, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, October 8, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, October 10, at 7 p.m.
Ken Davenport, the producer of Altar Boyz, crafted My First Time from a collection of more than 40,000 first-hand stories of people's first sexual experiences. The stories were all submitted anonymously to a website in 1998 and were drawn from the fossilized depths of the pre-socially networked Internet, where MIDI files swooped over vast primordial lakes of raw HTML. The range of pathos for such an assemblage is easy to envision, with tales vacillating from the sweet and silly to the absurd and existentially horrifying. Four fully clothed actors weave the anecdotes together from fine, lacy yarns of minimally graphic language while sitting monologue-style atop stools on center stage. Over the course of 90 minutes and without intermission, the play cheekily reveals true stories from real people and the five W's of their first adult trials. The result is a play infinitely more compelling than alternative premises such as My Initial Sandwich or New Shoes: The Blister Stories.
You must be at least 21 years old to use today's Groupon.
- Numbers are nice, but it's the stories people want to hear, and the cast delivers them with casual warmth that's fun, light and conversational. There's nothing racy or shocking about the evening, nor is it dry and clinical. The four actors, simply placed at four stools, talk about sex in a manner that's refreshingly human and approachable. – Michael Dale, Broadway World
- I was struck by the range of feelings and emotions on display in the narratives: love, hate, lust, curiosity, ambivalence, anger, confusion, denial, anxiety, and hope—all of which we still can experience through sex beyond that first go around. – Tristan Taormino, Village Voice
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Valid only for date purchased. Must be at least 21. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Actors Theater of Minnesota
Although it’s known for comedies such as the two-man, 24-character A Tuna Christmas, Actors Theater of Minnesota also places a significant emphasis on education and corporate training. The ensemble trains students how to work theatrical media such as improv and writing into their everyday problem-solving skills.