Hit Off-Broadway show celebrates “first” anniversary. Surveys say audiences “get lucky” after show puts them in the mood.
New York, NY (RUSHPRNEWS) July 9, 2008 — MY FIRST TIME (www.MyFirstTimeThePlay.com), the Off-Broadway play featuring true stories about first sexual experiences, is an aphrodisiac!Â Â The most talked about new show in New York, previously seen on CNN, “The Tonight Show” and in an iPhone commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng8Vyg8vlKY) , released the results of a survey today that showed that 96% of its audience members had sex immediately after seeing the show.However, only 78% of the audience had sex with another person. The remaining 18% were alone.
Producer/Creator, Ken Davenport, said, “I was pretty shocked when I saw the survey results that said almost 100% of our audience was having sex after the show. I’m getting tickets for all my married friends!”
MY FIRST TIME released the results today, on its “first” anniversary, and in celebration of the upcoming productions of the show in Mexico, Spain, France, Korea, Israel, Brazil, Costa Rica, Argentina, and more.
MY FIRST TIME also released the results of the survey completed by audience members during each performance over the past year. This survey asks questions like, ‘How old were you when you lost your virginity?’, ‘What was your partner’s name?’, and more. The responses are compiled and revealed to the audience during the show.
The aggregated results of a year’s worth of audiences were as follows:
* The average age of loss of virginity was 17.6
* 31.5% of the audience planned their first time.
* 39.5% of the audience used contraception.
* 37.9% of the audience still keeps in touch with their first time partners.
* 12% rated their first time as “excellent”.
* 46% rated their first time as “good”.
* 32% rated their first time as “not good”.
* 10% rated their first time as “awful”.
Each night, MY FIRST TIME also asks its audience members, ‘What would you say to your first time partner if he or she were here right now?’
The favorite audience comments from the past year of performances were:
* ‘It took me longer to fill out this survey than it did to lose my virginity.’
* ‘Where are my Depeche Mode CD’s?’
* ‘Size does matter, not just the motion of the ocean, cause it takes a hell of a long time to get to England in a row boat.’
* ‘I wish you were bigger. Like your cousin!’
* ‘Surprise, surprise, I’m gay.’
(More favorites are available at www.MyFirstTimeThePlay.com.)
Ken Davenport continued, “First sexual experiences are one of the few things that almost every single person on this planet has in common. It doesn’t matter if you live in Cincinnati or Sri Lanka. It doesn’t matter if you’re George Clooney or George Washington. Almost everyone is going to have sex for the first time, yet we rarely talk about it. That’s why I created the show… so we can share these experiences, and move on to the ‘next time’. And obviously my audience has no problem with that. Now, I have to go. My girlfriend and I are seeing the show tonight, and I don’t want it to start without me!”
More About MY FIRST TIME:
MY FIRST TIME is a new Off-Broadway play featuring four actors in hysterical and heartbreaking stories about first sexual experiences written by real people, just like you.
In 1998, a website was created that allowed people to share their own stories about their First Times. The website became an instant phenomenon as over 40,000 true stories poured in from around the globe that were silly, sweet, absurd, funny, heterosexual, homosexual, shy, sexy and everything in between.
And now, in the first-ever example of Theater 2.0, these stories and all of the unique characters in them are brought to life in MY FIRST TIME, which critics have called: ‘Screamingly Funny!’ ’80 minutes of titillation’, and ‘Terrific for date night!’
Performances are Fridays and Saturday evenings at New World Stages/Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, New York City, New York) at 7 PM. For tickets from as low as $25, visit Telecharge.com (http://www.telecharge.com/go.aspx?MD=102&PID=5724&AID=OBW000572400) or call (212)239-6200.
For more information call 1-888-MY-1-TIME or visit www.MyFirstTimeThePlay.com.
More About Ken Davenport:
Recently hailed as the ‘P.T. Barnum of Off-Broadway’ in the New York Times, featured on a national commercial for the iPhone, and named one of Crain’s Forty Under 40 (http://mycrains.crainsnewyork.com/40under40/profiles/2008/10090), Ken is the only independent producer to have three shows running simultaneously Off-Broadway: ALTAR BOYZ, THE AWESOME 80S PROM, and MY FIRST TIME. He is currently adapting the novel and film SOMEWHERE IN TIME into a Broadway musical as well as filming a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country, Red Wanting Blue.
Ken runs a number of theatrical websites including the new social networking site, www.BroadwaySpace.com and www.BestOfOffBroadway.com. For more information, visit www.DavenportTheatrical.com or Ken’s blog at www.TheProducersPerspective.com.
David Gersten, Press Representative
David Gersten Associates