Maytag Virgin

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A classic Southern love story. When the unflappable Jack Key moves in next door to the endearingly neurotic Lizzy Nash, sparks fly. Over time, neighborly nagging softens and a deeper connection emerges between the two high school teachers. As the leaves turn yellow and the months march on, kept secrets shake loose and the pair finds themselves facing the same question: how do you know when you’re ready to live, and love, again?

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Maytag Virgin by Audrey Cefaly plays June 29 - July 31, 2022 in FST's Keating Theatre. 

Run Time: 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission


Special thanks to Florida Repertory Theatre and Designer Daryl Lisa Fazio for show art inspiration.


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Director | Kate Alexander
Scenic Design | Pedro L. Guevara
Costume Design | Mari Taylor Floyd
Lighting Design | Andrew Gray
Sound Design | Thom Korp
Stage Manager | Roy Johns
Stage Management Intern | Lorelei Frank
Intimacy Coordinator | Ellie Mooney
Scenic Painter | John Reynolds


Lizzy Nash | Rachel Moulton
Jack Key | Blake Price

Rachel Moulton (Lizzy) is an FST Associate Artist and Development Associate. Maytag Virgin marks her tenth production at FST and eighth collaboration with Kate Alexander. Select FST credits: Grounded, Heisenberg, Honor Killing, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Other Regional: Pioneer Theatre Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage, Syracuse Stage, and Florida Rep.  Off-Broadway: The Mint, Theatre 777, and Zelda Fitzgerald in This Side of Paradise (St. Clements). Syracuse University, B.F.A. and graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Blake Price (Jack) is thankful to be back at FST after his last show Pre-COVID as Jimmy Ray in Bright Star. NYC: NYMF, Freedom Summer (Mickey Schwerner). US National Tours: Gentleman’s Guide (Monty Navarro). Regional: Riverside Theatre, Carousel (Ensemble/Billy cover); North Shore Music Theatre, Oklahoma! (Curly McLain); and Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Spitfire Grill (Joe Sutter). TV/Film: “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens,” “FBI: Most Wanted” (Officer Tillman), “Duress” (Kurt). Education: Western Michigan University. Rep: The Price Group, NYC. IG: @blakewprice.

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SRQ Daily  I  July 1, 2022  I  Building the Story

Sarasota Herald-Tribune  I  June 23, 2022  I  Teachers bond as they move past loss in FST's Maytag Virgin

BroadwayWorld  I  June 8, 2022  I  Florida Studio Theatre Presents Maytag Virgin Beginning This Month


The Observer
"I loved Cefaly's play"
"Smart, sweet, warm, loving, and funny"

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Rachel Moulton has become one of my favorite actors in Sarasota"

Sarasota Magazine
"Plenty of humor"
"If you're in the mood for a sweet romance with a Southern flavor, it's worth paying a visit to Cefaly's world."

Total Theater
"Director Kate Alexander artfully gets her actors to wring the truth out of the characters’ complete situations and feelings."

Venice Gondolier-Sun
"A charmingly brilliant piece of entertainment"

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The Healing Power of Love - With Blake Price

Full of Heart - With Rachel Moulton


All's Fair in Love and Laundry

Love is a Funny Thing

The Root of Every Love Story Told


Audrey Cefaly was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, Alabaster, but has written seven other full-length plays, including Maytag Virgin. Discover more about the rest of Cefaly’s work. | LEARN MORE 

In 2019, two actors—who happened to actually be married—brought Maytag Virgin to life at Virginia’s Barter Theatre. Hear more about what lies at the heart of the play. | WATCH MORE

Playwright Audrey Cefaly sees her play, Maytag Virgin, as a story of healing. Hear more from Cefaly as she talks to DC Metro Theatre Arts about the play that they call “exquisitely moving.” | READ MORE

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