Holy Virgins

western kentucky, 2012. sam, marina and jesse are about to be confirmed catholics, licensed drivers, and suspended from immaculate conception high school for a satanic prank or the vatican decree against communism, depending on who you ask. a sour-sweet dark comedy about queer girlhood, forgiving your mom, and what to believe.
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Holy Virgins

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  • Audrey Lang:
    6 Apr. 2021
    This play is thrilling to read. It has so much respect for its teenage characters - Kathryn de la Rosa lets their thought and dialogue flow authentically and so cleverly. Sam, Marina, and Jesse explode off the page and leave me deep in thought and eager to instantly re-read (or better yet, to see onstage), to catch the new intricacies I'm sure I would find with each foray into their world.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    22 Feb. 2021
    How often do teenage girls get to talk about faith and politics like this on stage? Not enough so I'm so glad there are plays like this that allow young women to really break out of the box they've been forced into. I was unfamiliar with so many of the topics these girls were discussing but I was hooked by their passion. This play NEEDS to get in the hands of high school students!!
  • James Kenna:
    19 Feb. 2021
    The characters soar off the page, painting all the joys, tensions, and gut-busting antics teenage friends find themselves in. Kathryn masterfully juggles tone and pacing through each scene. The heart driving this play forward stays with you, past the final moments.

Production History

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    WAVE Productions (Northwestern University)