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.

"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)

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 July 21 9:30PM

Sat July 22 2pm

Sun July 23 8PM

Tues July 25 8PM

Wed July 26 8PM
Sat July 29 6:30PM

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

Tickets, details coming soon at


5) August: Great Salt Lake fringe festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Three performances
Aug. 4-6


6) August: Indianapolis Fringe, Indianapolis, IN

Six performances
Aug. 16-20
Venue, tickets, details coming soon

7) September: Chicago fringe Festival

Seven performances 
Aug. 30-Sept 10 

8) September: Elgin fringe festival, Elgin, Ill

Three performances
Sept. 13-17

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:
Downloadable Press Kit with CV, reviews, photos
Twitter: @chronicsingle


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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