A sitcom-reject, set in cyberspace, Virgins and Cowboys is a play about a 20-something dude stuck in a dead-end job who meets two women online – both of whom are virgins. As he sets out on a bizarre self-assigned mission to ‘be the one who…’, the internet, the past, the future, and the stage smash together and everything crumbles around them. This twisted premise is used to examine male entitlement, the women they bulldoze, the violence of language, and a demographic of people spat out of the other end of the information age – those in a futile and relentless pursuit of happiness.
- Dark Comedy, Contemporary Performance
- 80 minutes
- 2 female, 3 male
- This play is, in many ways, about privilege. That said, casting should always be diverse.
- Australian Script Centre