Hearing a story about a blind date? Always funny. Actually going on one? Probably a required weekly activity in hell. This may be part of why Adventures in Mating has fared so well over the years. The premise is simple: A man and a woman enter a restaurant for a train wreck of a first date. As with any blind date, there are moments of Greek tragedy; the Bad Date Chorus wails tales of epic failure, and audience members play the part of the fates, voting on the next plot development when the actors are stumped. Mating was penned by Joseph Scrimshaw, and the local actor-writer has played all three characters (even the lady) at some point in time. The show debuted at the Fringe Festival in 2005 and has been a hit ever since, with runs in Seattle, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, the U.K., and Bulgaria. The local version has had a solid run of weekly performances at Bryant-Lake Bowl. This Valentine's Day is your last chance to see the show before the relationship finally crashes and burns.
Sat., Feb. 14, 6 & 9 p.m., 2009