In Orlando playwright Nichole Carson's genially raunchy original comedy I'm Saving It For Paul, the year is 1964 and Martha (Robyn Scrivener) is the last 19-year-old virgin left in Atlantic City. Engaged to be married in three weeks, she doesn't want her hothead fiancee (Anthony R. Smith) to be her first. Instead, she enlists madame aunt (Tabitha Rox) to get her backstage so she can bed a Beatle. It turns out slutty girls like John, but good girls like Martha all want to screw Paul (John Reid Adams), who turn out to be too nice to just "do it in the road." She eventually convinces him to "work it out," but her illusions are shattered when she discovers Paul snores.
This lightweight show has a charming concept, some charismatic characters (especially the well-cast leads) and a classic soundtrack. The pacing could use a little more pop in parts, but at only 45 minutes it doesn't have time to wear out its welcome. A must-see for baby boomer Beatlemaniacs who want to relive their randy youth.
Flaming Pie Productions - Orlando, FL
Friday 18 May; at 8:00pm in the Red
Sunday 20 May; at 11:00pm in the Red
Monday 21 May; at 8:00pm in the Red
Wednesday 23 May; at 6:15pm in the Red
Thursday 24 May; at 11:15pm in the Red
Saturday 26 May; at 5:15pm in the Red
Sunday 27 May; at 9:45pm in the Red
Price: $10 + Fringe Button (good for entire Fringe)
Discount(s): Artists|Volunteers|Students|Seniors|Those w/ Beatles-tattoo
Length: 60 Rating: Mature
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