The Chronic Single’s Handbook
Novelist and fringe veteran Randy Ross provides an unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors.
★★★★ “A lot of fun to watch.” Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg fringe)
“Ross is a meticulous and seasoned performer, and no moment of the show seems unpolished or misplaced.”
Pittsburgh in the Round (Pittsburgh fringe festival)
“Sharply funny”…”Some of life’s tougher punch lines”…”A quality solo show” FringeReview (Edinburgh fringe)
The Play: The Chronic Single’s Handbook is a one-man show by Randy Ross about a chronically-single guy who travels the world hoping to change his luck with love. Remember Eat, Pray, Love? This is nothing like it. The story begins in Boston and goes astray in Greece, South Africa, and Asia. Along the way, audiences are exposed to the stories “Domination for Dummies” and “One Day at The Curious Finger Body Spa.”
The one-hour show has been featured at fringe festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Adult situations, adult language, and more adult situations.
The Performer: Randy Ross is a Boston-area writer and story-teller. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, will be published in 2017 by The Permanent Press, a publisher of literary fiction. His short stories, erotica, and humor have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, and ForTheGirls.com, a porn site for women.
In 2007, Ross took a four-month, solo trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English?” “Got Pepto-Bismol?” and “Where is the evacuation helicopter?” His show and novel were inspired by the trip.
(Tickets $10) are available at https://kcfringe.org/2017/06/29/the-chronic-singles-handbook/
Fri July 21 9:30PM
Sat July 22 2pm
Sun July 23 8PM
Tues July 25 8PM
Wed July 26 8PM
Sat July 29 6:30PM
Venue: The Writer’s Place
3607 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111
Note: Monday 7/24, 7PM, Randy Ross will be performing a different show “Tales from a Reluctant World Traveler” and signing copies of his new novel “God Bless Cambodia” at Kansas City’s Uptown Arts Bar. This event is free. Details: www.facebook.com/events/224122478092765