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Maytag Virgin

A classic  love story by southern regionalist Audrey Cefaly. Maytag Virgin follows Alabama school teacher d Lizzy Nash and her neighbor Jack Key over the year following the tragic death of Lizzy’s husband. "For those who fear this is too heavy a play, be assured it contains plenty of laughs. For those who fear it’s a silly, romantic trifle, know that it plumbs the depths of human emotion.” ~ Florida Weekly

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VOTED "BEST COMEDY" in Atlanta!
artsATL.com - 2018 Year in Review!

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FEATURED PRODUCTIONS
Florida Rep • Florida Studio • Penobscot Theatre Co • Gulshore Playhouse • Vermont Stage • Merrimack Rep • 
Barter Theater • Aurora Theatre • Theatre Three • Quotidian Theatre Co


RECENT & UPCOMING
Florida Rep • Florida Studio • Hovey Players • Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Ctr 

IN THE PRESS

"hilarious and full of heart" Atlanta Journal Constitution

"closely observed" Washington Post

"strikingly beautiful" Theatre Bloom

"unflinchingly honest" DC Metro Theatre Arts

"profound"  DC Metro Theatre Arts

"a multifaceted gem of a story" Naples News

"it plumbs the depths of human emotion" Florida Weekly

"an assiduously crafted literary effusion" Front Row Center

"one of theater’s most profound love stories"  DC Metro Theatre Arts

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Maytag Virgin - Merrimack Rep
Maytag Virgin - Merrimack Rep

Maytag Virgin - Merrimack Rep

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Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse
Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

Ian and Karen Peakes in Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

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Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse
Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

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Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse
Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

Ian and Karen Peakes in Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

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Ian and Karen Peakes in Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

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Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse
Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

Ian and Karen Peakes in Maytag Virgin - Gulfshore Playhouse

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Maytag Virgin - Merrimack Rep
Maytag Virgin - Merrimack Rep

Maytag Virgin - Merrimack Rep

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre
Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

Maytag Virgin - Aurora Theatre

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Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co
Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co

Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co

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Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co
Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co

Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co

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Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co
Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co

Maytag Virgin - Quotidian Theatre Co

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MORE PRESS

"a strikingly beautiful and evocative world premiere…. poignant and emotionally glorious…. a radiant gem of light into the ordinary struggles of love, loss, and life…. reveling in unspoken moments, Cefaly’s directorial mind allows great emotional swells to come to fruition often in the unsaid spaces of her dialogue" theatrebloom.com
 

"...it's the emotional journey of Maytag Virgin, not the destination that gives it such a wallop. Cefaly writes with sympathy and a finely-sharpened wit..." broadwayworld.com


"Cefaly makes her characters rich and mixed-up enough for us to build some real affection for them." Washington Post


"....unflinchingly honest…. Cefaly’s writing is richly-layered, creating compelling characters that must balance love and heartache, the safe with the unfamiliar." DC Metro Theatre Arts

FROM SOCIAL

“A new masterpiece of American theatre. ”  m.avolio

"Her words will knock your head off. You'll breathe love, pain, life, and heartache. I studied theatre and worked on shows for years and never felt this deeply connected to the humanity shown through such well-developed characters."  d.ager 

"This woman is the finest playwright I have seen in ages."  v.sussman 

"Luminous. Breathtaking. Go now!"  r.calarco

"I laughed until my belly hurt. " d.lovejoy

“One of those experiences of an artist’s work that make me want to see everything they do.”  j.stoltenberg

"One of the most striking and stirring pieces of the Women's Voices Theater Festival."  theatrebloom

 

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