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Fringe Theater presents ‘Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage,’ starring Caroline Taylor and Aramis Ikatu. FRINGE THEATER KEY WESTKeys Weekly

Fringe Theater Key West closes its 15th season with “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage,” written by Ken Davenport and Sarah Saltzberg. This interactive comedy runs June 11-15 at 7 p.m. in the Key West Armory located, 600 White St.

The comedy is based on Abigail Grotke’s book by the same name. It is a collection of “classic advice for contemporary dilemmas.” The theatrical production opened off-Broadway in 2010 with Eve Plumb in the title role. Since then, the fictional characters of Miss Abigail and Paco have traveled the world imparting quaint and quirky “Dr. Ruth meets Emily Post”-style relationship advice.  

The title character of Abigail walked the walk of true love with Robert, her beloved husband of 25 years, who passed away seven years ago. So Miss Abigail takes her relational expertise on the road. With the help of her devoted assistant Paco, she is now the relationship guru to the stars. (No, of course we will not name-drop. But if we did, it might just rhyme with Crad and Crennifer.)  

The result is a world of fun for the audience. And maybe even some take-home prizes. 

“Ask The Looking Glass” and “Love Lust or Stalking” are two of the games Miss Abigail plays with the love-lorn members of the audience. And of course there will be practical, real-world, hands-on exercises to experience, like the classic “This Stool is Free.”

But wait, there’s more.

Could true love be developing on stage, and does Miss Abigail have the courage to take her own advice and grab it?

Fringe’s production of “Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage” is directed by Rebecca Tomlinson. The show stars Caroline Taylor and Aramis Ikatu. The show features light design by Kendall Cameron with Thomas Masat and Samantha Laskey on run crew. Miss Abigail’s Guide is sponsored by the Key West Business Guild.Tickets are available at keystix.com or by calling the KeysTix box office at 305-296-7575. The show runs five nights only and offers special summer pricing. More information is at fringetheater.org or info@fringetheater.org.