“No matter one’s Kinsey Scale rating, the fictional collegiate audience merges with the actual, present one to take a big, gay ride with Dan, Robyn, and sexy A/V guy Stefan (a flawlessly sculpted Bradley Allen Meyer). For 75-minutes, broken up neatly into six segments that correspond to chapters from Dan’s celebrated book, we get ad-libbed lessons in hair tossing, hand jobs, dressing sexy (but not slutty), and the poetry of drunken flirting from a maestro we never get to know personally. Dan, as inhabited by the incredibly winsome Adam Fane, is a cipher for the impish naughtiness that lives inside us all, just waiting for the right tease to release it.
However, the bulk of the play’s segments rely on individual audience member participation, and this is where the aforementioned authentic social awkwardness becomes a factor. While the Greenhouse Theater Center maintains a proof-of-vaccination mandate, masking in one’s seat is optional. Like so many social settings encountered in the last two-plus years, it’s choose your own level of risk aversion.”