"The Chronic Single's Handbook" and its reworked, retitled sibling "God Bless Cambodia," are 55-minute solo shows about a chronically-single guy who takes a trip around the world hoping to change his luck with love.
The controversial shows offer an unapologetic look at how men really feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors.
The stories begin in Boston and go astray in Greece, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. Along the way, audiences are exposed to the stories "Domination for Dummies" and "One Day at the Curious Finger Body Spa."
The shows are based on my novel, which was published by The Permanent Press in March 2017. The shows have been featured at fringe theater festivals around the U.S., Canada, and in Edinburgh, Scotland. What People Are Saying
★★★★ "Ross's honesty makes the self-deprecating voyage of sometimes lurid self-discovery a lot of fun to watch." -- Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg fringe festival)
"Ross puts on a delightful show that kept the crowd laughing at all the right times. A Fringe show that is worth seeing — for the chronically single or very married alike." -- WatermarkOnline (Orlando fringe festival) "Sharply funny" "Some of life's tougher punchlines" "A quality solo show" -- FringeReview (Edinburgh fringe festival)
"Compelling and amusing (in a guilty sort of way). The cohesion of the show is flawless. Ross is himself a meticulous and seasoned performer, and no moment of the show seems unpolished or misplaced." -- Pittsburgh in the Round (Pittsburgh fringe festival) "A huge success…drew one of the largest audiences we've ever had for a live performance." -- Paul Kuhne, Hostelling International Boston 2018 Shows - March-April, Boston, MA (co-hosted by Airbnb) - May 15-28, Orlando, FL - June 20-23, Portland, ME - July 16-29, Winnpeg, Canada - Aug 1-11, Saskatoon, Canada
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