Gregg W. Brevoort directs the new production, to run Feb. 2-March 6, 2011, opening Feb. 11. The two-actor play stars playwright Hendy and Cyrus Alexander (of Falcon Theatre's Everybody Say "Cheese" and The Psychic).
According to Falcon notes, "The Catholic Girl's Guide to Losing Your Virginity tells the hilarious and invigorating story of Lizzy, a witty and soulful Midwestern girl blossoming in the big city of her dreams. Upon realizing her priest has a better sex life than she does, she decides to abandon the rules of her religion and is determined to lose her virginity before her impending 25th birthday. The only trouble is...with whom will it be?"
The creative team includes set designer Keith Mitchell, lighting designer Nick McCord, costume designer Terri A. Lewis, sound designer Robert Ramirez and prop designer Anna McGill.
Writer Hendy grew up in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music where she received a BFA in Dramatic Performance. After graduation she moved to New York City where she performed in several Off-Broadway productions before relocating to Los Angeles in 2003. The Catholic Girl's Guide first premiered at The Hudson Guild Theatre in Los Angeles January 2006. It then traveled to the 2006 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, where it was chosen as both the Audience and Critic's "Pick of the Fringe" and it was nominated for two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. It was picked up for a run at the Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 2007; it was the first time that Playhouse producing artistic director Ed Stern booked a non-Playhouse production into his regular season. A number of California engagements followed.
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The Falcon Theatre is a 130-seat performing arts space located in the Burbank, CA, media district. Built by director/writer/producer Garry Marshall and his daughter Kathleen Marshall, the Falcon opened its doors in November 1997.