Presented by Motherboard Productions and Griffin Independent
A sitcom-reject, set in cyberspace, Virgins & Cowboys is a play about a 20-something dude stuck in a dead-end job who meets two women online, both of whom are virgins. As he sets out on a bizarre self-assigned mission to ‘be the one who…’, the internet, the past, the future, and the stage smash together and everything crumbles around him. This twisted and timely premise is used to examine a demographic of people spat out of the other end of the information age—those in a futile and relentless pursuit of happiness.
Combining Morgan Rose’s darkly comedic social commentary with Dave Sleswick’s bold and colourful direction, Virgins & Cowboys brings together a talented ensemble cast in this non-hero’s journey. Off the back of a critically acclaimed Melbourne season, this work is a current, dangerous and unapologetic bon voyage to the patriarchy.
“The young-centric social commentary of Lena Dunham meets the sexual liberation of Amy Schumer for coffee.” ★★★★★
– Time Out Melbourne
“Virgins and Cowboys successfully stirs thoughts and feelings within, provoking thought about society’s inability to connect.” ★★★★
Image by Sarah Walker