Newhouse Theater

The first of Spalding’s monologues, which was first performed in New York in 1979 is a funny account of his adolescent initiation to sex and death while growing up as a Christian Scientist in Rhode Island. It runs the then traumatic gamut of stories of the death of pets, first true love, the birds and bees and masturbation. It’s a finely detailed story of the trials and tribulations of every middle class boy’s coming of age in the 1950s.