The Virgin Molly

The Virgin Molly
by Quincy Long

Productions (4)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set. A military barracks.

The Virgin Molly
by Quincy Long

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Productions (4)
  • Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set. A military barracks.

What begins as a simple investigation of the sexual orientation of Marine Corps recruit Molly Peterson turns into an absurd sideshow of sexual politics. Using all the tricks and tactics at their disposal, the Captain and his mad dog Corporal attempt to determine who among their hapless charges is telling the truth about what happened that night.

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Play Details

What begins as a simple investigation of the sexual orientation of Marine Corps recruit Molly Peterson turns into an absurd sideshow of sexual politics. Using all the tricks and tactics at their disposal, the Captain and his mad dog Corporal attempt to determine who among their hapless charges is telling the truth about what happened that night.

  • Comedy
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set. A military barracks.

Published Reviews

"Long has turned comedy into an absurdist romp that is very, very funny ... the climax is a lulu and a wow, and it tore the house down, and I don't think the Marine Corps is likely to use it for recruiting purposes."

Nels Nelson, Philadelphia Daily News

"Long has concocted a religious metaphor that is ludicrous on its face but which is theatrical as all get-out."

Bernard Weiner, San Francisco Chronicle

"The play is a harrowing as well as hilarious series of conflicts ... The Virgin Molly is not so much a mystery as a miracle, when a leap of faith creates a flashy and most starling outcome."

Robert Taylor, The Oakland Tribune

"Mr. Long finds comedy in contradiction ... he almost raises quirkiness to an idiosyncratic art."

Mel Gussow, The New York Times

"It's a sweetly goofy comedy about the insanity of trying to adjudicate 'that which cannot be adjudicated.'"

Aileen Jacobson, New York Newsday

"Long is a witty and audacious playwright, jumping headlong from gritty reality to mystical exaltation. The wonder of it is not that he dares the audience to make the leap of faith with him but that we make it."

Judith Green, San Jose Mercury News

"The hero of Quincy Long's offbeat and transcendently silly boot camp tale is a lanky Southern recruit in the No Time for Sergeants tradition, a sublimely innocent hillbilly whose very naivete and eagerness to please make him into a confrontation with authority just waiting to happen. And that confrontation ... makes for a delightfully surreal and iconoclastically epiphanic comedy."

Robet Hurwitt, Bay Area Express

"It's a moving piece of theatre about innocence, intimidation, prejudice, fear, and in a strange way, friendship."

Julie Pedigo, Martinez, Contra Costa Co. News-Gazette

Production History

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JAN 01, 1994 - DEC 31, 1994
The Studio Theatre
Washington, DC United States
The Studio Theatre Washington, DC United States
JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
The Atlantic Theatre
New York, NY United States
The Atlantic Theatre New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
The Wilma Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
The Wilma Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States
FEB 23, 1990 - MAR 17, 1990
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berleley, CA United States
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Berleley, CA United States
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JAN 01, 1994 - DEC 31, 1994
The Studio Theatre
Washington, DC United States
The Studio Theatre Washington, DC United States
JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
The Atlantic Theatre
New York, NY United States
The Atlantic Theatre New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
The Wilma Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
The Wilma Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States
FEB 23, 1990 - MAR 17, 1990
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berleley, CA United States
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Berleley, CA United States

Awards (2)

Honorable Mention, Kesselring Prize (1991)

Nominated and Selected for Plays in Process (1991)