FYT’S ‘OFF THE PRESS’ READING OF MY FIRST TIME BASED ON REVEALING REAL-LIFE ENCOUNTERS

FLINT – Flint Youth Theatre’s staged reading of My First Time will be performed Sunday, November 14 at 6:00 P.M. This collection of personal and intimate real-life stories is written by Ken Davenport and Real People Just Like You. My First Time is the second staged reading in FYT’s 2010-11 Off the Press Series and will be performed at Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 East Kearsley Street. The $5.00 admission includes the staged reading, a talk-back with the performers and refreshments provided by Fandangles’. Tickets are available at FYT by calling 810.237.1530 or at the door beginning one hour before the performance.  More information is available at flintyouththeatre.org.

In 1998, a website was created allowing people to anonymously share their own stories about their “First Times.” It was an instant phenomenon with more than 50,000 stories pouring in from around the globe. These true stories about first intimate experiences written by real people—from the hysterical to the heartbreaking—are brought to life in this unforgettable play. MonstersandCritics.com said, “Davenport takes a sensational topic and turns it into an instrument by which he reminds everyone in the room that their similarities greatly out number their differences” and The Village Voice calls My First Time, “Funny and touching to sweet, sexy and silly.”

“This play deals openly, honestly and with the full range of feelings and emotions, along with some audience input, with one of life’s most sensitive and personal ‘rites of passage’ and thus fits with our season theme perfectly,” reflected Walter Hill, FYT Associate Artistic Director in charge of programming and producing the Off the Press Series.

The Off the Press Series includes some of the latest plays from Broadway, Off-Broadway and the American Regional Theatre. Readings in the series are recommended for adults and older teens. The Off the Press Series is sponsored by Fandangles’.

About Flint Youth Theatre

Flint Youth Theatre is a program of the Flint Institute of Music. In partnership with the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint School of Performing Arts, its mission is to change lives through a life-long continuum of music, dance and theatre. Since 1957, FYT has provided inter-generational live theatre arts programs for Flint and Genesee County residents. FYT is the nationally-acclaimed, award-winning resident theatre company at the Flint Cultural Center.

For more information about Flint Youth Theatre or to reserve tickets to My First Time call 810.237.1530

 

 

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