By Donna Herman
If you’re looking for #notyourmother’sshow, you couldn’t do better than #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment. You won’t be asked to turn off your cell phone, you’ll be asked to log in to the show’s website and create a profile and snap a selfie to follow along with the show. What?! At some point you’ll also be asked to share your worst online dating stories. Part improv, part musical, but all based on the true story of Robyn Lynne Norris’ experiment on OkCupid with 38 made-up profiles and the responses she got. It’s snortingly funny and an eye-opening look at the state of online dating these days. It’s fun, there’s a bar upstairs, and guys, you’ll discover the two types of men that get the most responses online. What have you got to lose? See my full review here.
#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment Created by Robyn Lynne Norris, Written by Robyn Lynne Norris, Bob Ladewig & Frank Caeti; Directed & Choreographed by Lorin Latarro
WITH: Chris Alvarado (Man 1); Kaitlyn Black (Robyn); Jonathan Gregg (Man 3); Eric Lockley (Man 2); Megan Sikora (Woman 1); Liz Wisan (Woman 2).
Song Lyrics By Robin Lynne Norris, Amanda Blake Davis, Frank Caeti & Bob Ladewig; Original Music by Sam Davis; Developed by Diane Alexander; Creative Consultant, Frank Caeti; Script Consultant, Dick Scanlan; Based on an Experiment by Robyn Lynne Norris & Bob Ladewig; Scenic Design by David L. Arsenault; Costume Design by Vanessa Leuck; Lighting Design by Travis McHale; Sound Design by Kevin Heard; Projections and Interconnectivity Designs by Sam Harris; Music Director, Jonathan Mastro; Additional Music by Dan Wessels; Associate Director/Choreographer, Abbey O’Brien; Casting by Tara Rubin Casting; Press Agent, DKC/O&M; Production Stage Manager, Justin Scribner. Produced by Elizabeth Williams and Diane Alexander. Performances Wednesday through Monday at The Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street. For tickets visit telecharge.com or visit the Box Office at the theater on performance day from noon to 6pm for advance sales.