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

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:

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.,

***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

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

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

Tickets and details:

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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