April 19, 2015
Showtime 7:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 for a pre-show party.
Red Circle Sponsor: Susan Beaven
Have you ever wondered what really goes on during war, especially for women? Laura Westley, a New Port Richey native, West Point graduate, former Army officer and Iraq War Veteran, has created a musical comedy show to answer that very question. Come watch her perform with members of the Gypsy Stage Repertory Theater (based in Dunedin) in a one-of-a-kind show that answers questions like – What happens when an attractive, naïve, virginal, young Army girl deploys to war with thousands of eager, testosterone-laden men? Be regaled with true stories of Laura’s militarily influenced coming-of-age, starting with West Point – or what she fondly describes as the world’s biggest sausage fest. Then hear all about how the Iraq war ironically catalyzed her own sexual liberation, after being religiously repressed for her entire life. War Virgin is also a story of triumph and redemption over the demand and need to be perfect, which started in early childhood.
A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to a local suicide prevention charity in memory of Lieutenant Christine Crocker, a dear friend of War Virgin who lost her life in this tragic manner.
Laura is also writing a memoir entitled, War Virgin and is devoted to teaching the public about the often overlooked, human and funny sides to serving in the military. She hopes her story of liberation will inspire everyone to embark on their own journeys of liberation.
A limited number of Studio Member Tickets will be accepted for this event, please RSVP in advance to 727-895-6620
War Virgin is also being presented at the following locations in addition to the show at The Studio@620:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3 PM – 5 PM, New Port Richey Public Library: 5939 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652, 727-853-1279. Suggested $10 donation at door. www.nprlibrary.org
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 8 PM – 10 PM, Cribari Night Club: 6153 Massachusetts Ave, New Port Richey, FL 34653, 727) 807-7022. Suggested $5 donation at door. http://www.cribariclub.com
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8 PM – 10 PM & Sunday, May 3, 4 PM – 6PM, Silver Meteor Gallery: 2213 E 6th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605. Tickets $15 at door or call 813-922-8778.