How many times have you heard someone tell you that they could write a book (or play) about their disastrous dating stories? Now… how many times has that person been a homosexual disabled man?
Ryan J. Haddad’s autobiographical show Hi, Are You Single?, now on stage at Woolly Mammoth, is that hilariously disastrous account of a modern single looking for Love — not just a hookup — but with the added dynamic dimension of dating as a member of a marginalized community.
Haddad, whom you likely remember as Andrew on Netflix’s “The Politician,” has cerebral palsy.
Finding a soulmate for anyone these days is frustrating, but Haddad brilliantly shares his own collection of misadventures in a laugh-out-loud romp that manages to also portray the poignant and extreme realities of modern disabled dating.
But don’t think he plays the victim — Haddad, in the way it seems only he can, admits to being as judgmental as his Grindr prospects as he searches for The One that fits conveniently into his life. It’s a provocative fresh take that will resonate with all of the singles out there trying to swipe, bar-hop, and blind date their way to a Happily Ever After.
Hi, Are You Single? touches on the loneliness and disillusion of finding a mate in the modern world, but also the hope and the real connections that could come of it all. And filled with audience interaction and Haddad’s unique personality, it’s also fantastically funny.
Audiences should expect some explicit sexual language and suggestive performance. Hi, Are You Single is on stage through April 10, 2022. Tickets start at $29.