The Associated Press is reporting that the producers of the off-Broadway comedy “My First Time” are giving away free tickets to anyone who can prove they are a virgin.
Ken Davenport, the 34-year-old producer, said a hypnotist would screen people standing in line for the free tickets to determine their status.
The stunt serves the subject of the play, “which is to get people to talk about their first sexual experience, something that almost any person on the planet has in common, whether in the United States or Rome,” Davenport told AP.
The show is based on a decade-old Web site that invites people to anonymously share their stories about losing their virginity.
“I still have the Metallica shirt he wore that night,” one person wrote on the site.
The human lie detector, Sebastian Black, describes himself as a mind reader and a psychic hypnotist. “He’s a master of body language and tone of voice,” Davenport said.
Davenport could not say how many actual virgins were likely to be admitted to the theater for Thursday night’s opening.
“There are a limited number of ‘virgin tickets’ available,” he said. “However, there are not that many virgins in New York City.”