Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Chronic Single's Handbook 2017 Tour

Photo Credit: Paul Gillis Photography. Design: Kirschner Caroff Design

Novelist and fringe veteran Randy Ross provides an unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors.

★★★★ "A lot of fun to watch." Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg fringe festival) 

"Charming with a side of creepy" The Georgia Straight (Vancouver fringe festival)

"Sharply funny"…"Some of life's tougher punchlines"…"A quality solo show" FringeReview (Edinburgh fringe festival)


The Schedule


1) February: 2017 Frigid Festival, New York, New York  
Six Performances: Wed 2/15 7:10PM, Sat 2/18 5:30PM, Sun 2/19 1:50PM, Mon 2/20 8:50PM, Wed 2/22 7:10PM, Sun 2/26 6:50PM


2) April: Pittsburgh Fringe, Pittsburgh, PA 
Three performances: Friday 3/31: 9 PM, Saturday 4/1: 9:30 PM, Sunday 4/2: 6:30 PM

3) June: Ottawa Fringe Festival, Ottawa, Canada, June 8-18
Six performances: Thursday, June 8 8PM, Saturday, June 10 11PM, Sunday, June 11 6PM, Wednesday, June 14 6PM, Friday, June 16 9:30PM, Sunday, June 18 3:30PM

4) July: Kansas City Fringe Festival, Kansas City, MO

Six performances:
Fri 7/21 9:30PM
Sat 7/22 2pm
Sun 7/23 8PM
Tues 7/25 8PM
Wed 7/26 8PM
Sat 7/29 6:30PM

Venue: 
The Writer's Place
3607 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111


***Note: Monday 7/24, 7PM, I will be performing a different show "Tales from a Reluctant World Traveler" and signing copies of my new novel "God Bless Cambodia" at Kansas City's Uptown Arts Bar. This event is free.***

 

5) August: Great Salt Lake fringe festival, Salt Lake City, UT
Four performances:
Thurs 8/3 7:30
Fri 8/4 4:30
Sat 8/5 10:30
Sun 8/6 4:30

Venue: Fringe Factory (Forge)
2234 S. Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
 
 Ticket, details: greatsaltlakefringe.org

Note: On Wednesday August 2 at 6:30, I will be giving an author talk and signing books at Weller Book Works. Details

6) August: Indianapolis Fringe, Indianapolis, IN
Six performances:
Thursday 8/17 6:00
Saturday 8/19 7:30
Monday 8/21 9:00
Friday 8/25 10:30
Saturday 8/26 9:00
Sunday 8/27 1:30


Venue: Comedy Sportz
721 Mass Ave.,
Indianapolis


***Note: Wednesday Aug. 23, 6PM, I will be discussing and signing copies of my new novel "God Bless Cambodia" at Indy Reads Books bookstore. This event is free.***

7) September: Chicago fringe Festival

Seven performances:
Thurs 8/31 10PM
Fri 9/1 8:30PM
Sat 9/2 2:30PM
Sun 9/3 8:30PM
Mon 9/4 7PM
Sat 9/9 10PM
Sun 9/10 1PM


Venue:
Windy City Music Theatre Blackbox Studio
5340-5342 W Lawrence Ave,
(Jefferson Park) Chicago, IL 60630

Online tickets: Buy now!

Note: half price tickets!
Buy tickets at the door and pay what you can. (You can afford at least $5, right?)
Also, note: to gain entry into the festival, you have to buy a $5 button, a one-time purchase good for seeing other shows.

8) September: Elgin fringe festival, Elgin, Ill

Four performances:
Friday 9/15 at 6pm
Saturday 9/16 at 6pm and again at 10:30pm
Sunday 9/17 at 3pm


Venue:
Pub 217 at Elgin Public House
219 E. Chicago St.,
Downtown Elgin, Illinois


Tickets and details: www.elginfringefestival.com


More on the Show

The Chronic Single’s Handbook is a one-man show by Randy Ross about a never-married hypochondriac who travels the world hoping to change his luck with love. Remember Eat, Pray, Love? This is nothing like it.

The story begins in Boston and goes 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 one-hour show has been featured at venues around New England and at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Please note: The Chronic Single's Handbook carries content warnings for adult situations, adult language, and more adult situations.


The Writer/Performer

Randy Ross is an award-winning story-teller, writer, and magazine editor. His fiction, humor, and erotica have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Calliope, and other publications. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, was sold to The Permanent Press, a publisher of literary fiction. Publication date: March 2017. Order the hard cover now on Amazon

In 2007, Ross took a four-month, solo trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English?” “Got Pepto-Bismol?” and “Is this the evacuation helicopter?” The Chronic Single's Handbook was inspired by the trip.

Contact Info:
E-mail: Randy@randyrossmedia.com
Web: www.randyrossmedia.com
Downloadable Press Kit with CV, reviews, photos
Twitter: @chronicsingle

Videos


1) 30-second trailer for the "The Chronic Single's Handbook"



 2) "The Day I Was Almost Gay," performed at the Passim in Cambridge, MA





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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Chronic Single's Handbook Comes to Boston 11/10-11/13



After a six-city West Coast tour, I'll be bringing my show back to Boston for four performances Thursday November 10 to Sunday November 13.

I'm offering half-price tickets and, for attendees who pre-order online before the show, a discount on my novel God Bless Cambodia.

I) The Play: The Chronic Single's Handbook

A controversial one-man show that offers an unapologetic look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors.


"Charming with a side of creepy" The Georgia Straight (Vancouver fringe festival)

"A lot of fun to watch." Four-Stars Winnipeg Free Press

"Sharply funny"…"Some of life's tougher punchlines"…"A quality solo show" FringeReview (Edinburgh fringe festival)

II) How to Get Half-Price Tickets
2) Click: Get Tickets
3) Select date of show you want to attend. (Options: 11/10, 11/11, 11/12 at 8 pm or Sunday 11/13 at 2:30 PM)
4) In middle of screen, click: Enter a Password or Discount Code
5) Enter the word: chronic

6) Click button that says "Show Available Tickets"

7) A "Discount Tickets" option should appear with a price of $10
8) Select the number of tickets you want and check out.  
**Anyone who buys a ticket is eligible to purchase a discounted ($12) copy of my novel, God Bless Cambodia, on which the show is based. The books will be signed and available for pickup at the show. Find details on http://chronicsingle2016.bpt.me/

III) More Information than You Want

The Play:
The Chronic Single’s Handbook is a one-man show by Randy Ross about a never-married hypochondriac who travels the world hoping to change his luck with love. Remember Eat, Pray, Love? This is nothing like it.

The story begins in Boston and goes astray in Greece, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. Along the way, audiences hear the stories “Domination for Dummies” and “One Day at the Curious Finger Body Spa.” 
The one-hour show has been featured at venues around New England and at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland.


The Writer/Performer:
Randy Ross is a novelist, performer, and web consultant. His fiction, humor, and erotica have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Calliope, and other publications. His comedic novel,God Bless Cambodia, was sold to The Permanent Press, a publisher of literary fiction. Hard cover publication date: March 2017.

In 2007, Ross took a four-month, solo trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English?” “Got Pepto-Bismol?” and “Is this the evacuation helicopter?” The Chronic Single's Handbook was inspired by the trip.
Please note: The Chronic Single's Handbook carries content warnings for adult situations, adult language, and more adult situations. 



Contact Info:
E-mail: Randy@randyrossmedia.com  
Web: www.randyrossmedia.com
Downloadable Press Kit with CV, reviews, photos
Twitter: @chronicsingle  

IV) Videos

Opening scene shot live at Hostelling International in Boston





"The Day I Was Almost Gay," a short piece shot live at Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts






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Monday, May 23, 2016

2016 West Coast Tour of The Chronic Single's Handbook

Photo Credit: Paul Gillis Photography. Design: Kirschner Caroff Design


A controversial one-man show that offers an unapologetic look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors.

"Irredeemable"…"Deplorable"…"Misogynistic bullshit" BroadwayBaby

"A lot of fun to watch." Four-Stars Winnipeg Free Press


"Sharply funny"…"Some of life's tougher punchlines"…"A quality solo show" FringeReview


The Schedule:   

1) June 23-July 3: Five performances at San Diego fringe theater festival.

2) July 6-10: Five performances at Regina (Saskatchewan) fringe festival.


3) July 29-Aug 6: Six performances at Calgary fringe festival.
 

4) Aug 11-21: Seven performances at Edmonton fringe festival.

5) Sept 9-13: Four performances at Vancouver fringe festival.

- Note: I'm offering a half-price show for my 5 p.m. show on Sept 10. (when you buy online, the tickets will be available at half price on this day.)

6) Sept 14-24: Four performances at San Francisco fringe festival.

How to get $5 off San Francisco tickets ($9.99 instead of $14.99)





2) Click: Get Tickets


3) Select date of show you want to attend. (Options: 9/16, 9/18, 9/20, 9/24)

4) In middle of screen, click: Enter a Password or Discount Code

4) Enter the word: chronic

5) The Delivery pick list below it likely says "Will-Call"

Be sure to lick the pick-list down-arrow and select "Mobile Delivery."

***Note: this ticketing system is a little screwy, if you leave "Will-Call" you won't get the discount.***

7) Click button that says "Show Available Tickets"

***Note: if the system sends you back to the Get Tickets screen, just click Get Tickets again and proceed to step 8.

8) A "Discount Ticket" option should appear with a price of $9.99

9)
Select the number of tickets you want and check out. 

 
Note: I'm only offering 20 discount tickets per San Francisco show -- first come, first served)

 






The Show:  

The Chronic Single’s Handbook is a one-man show by Randy Ross about a never-married hypochondriac who travels the world hoping to change his luck with love. Remember Eat, Pray, Love? This is nothing like it.

The story begins in Boston and goes astray in Greece, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. Along the way, audiences hear the stories “Domination for Dummies” and “One Day at the Curious Finger Body Spa.” 

The one-hour show has been featured at venues around New England and at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland.


The Writer/Performer: 
Randy Ross is an award-winning story-teller, writer, and magazine editor. His fiction, humor, and erotica have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Calliope, and other publications. His comedic novel,God Bless Cambodia, was sold to The Permanent Press, a publisher of literary fiction. Publication date: April 2017.

In 2007, Ross took a four-month, solo trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English?” “Got Pepto-Bismol?” and “Is this the evacuation helicopter?” The Chronic Single's Handbook was inspired by the trip.

Please note: The Chronic Single's Handbook carries content warnings for adult situations, adult language, and more adult situations. 



Contact Info:
E-mail: Randy@randyrossmedia.com
Web: www.randyrossmedia.com
Downloadable Press Kit with CV, reviews, photos
Twitter: @chronicsingle 


Video: Opening scene shot live at Hostelling International in Boston





"The Day I Was Almost Gay," a short piece shot live at Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts







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