Trisha Starrs Reviews Virgins & Cowboys at Griffin Theatre
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.
Director Dave Sleswick
Set & Costume Designer Yvette Turnbull
Lighting Designer Lisa Mibus
Sound Designer Liam Barton
Producer Natasha Phillips
Stage Manager Kate Brennen
With Katrina Cornwell, James Deeth, Penelope Harpham, Kieran Law, George Lingard