Play Takes an Unusual PR Spin

 - Jul 16, 2007
The producers of an off-Broadway show are giving away free tickets to anyone who can demonstrate his or her virginity is still in tact.

The comedy "My first time", opens on July 28 and is based on a decade-old Web site that invites people to anonymously share their stories about losing their virginity.

Producer Ken Davenport, 34, had a hypnotist screen people standing in line for the free tickets to determine their chastity. The human lie detector, Sebastian Black, described himself as a mind reader and a psychic hypnotist. Davenport called him "a master of body language and tone of voice.''

He could not say how many virgins were admitted to the theater. "There are a limited number of virgin tickets available,'' he said, adding, "However, there are not that many virgins in New York City.''