Are you lonely? Fleeing a bad relationship? Never had a good February 14th in your life? First City Shakespeare has the remedy – Fork Cupid: the Anti-Valentine’s Show.
While other theater companies persist in celebrating love, First City takes a look at how miserable, how murderous and how laughable “perfect” relationships often turn out. Tickets are $20, or for just a few dollars more, patrons can enjoy champagne while watching a program designed specifically for those souls whom the naked baby with the crossbow has injured or ignored.
Fork Cupid is a collection of scenes, songs and speeches examining how love can go wrong, crash and burn, or never show up in the first place. It’s peopled by disgruntled housewives, demanding lovers, desperate lonely hearts and bitter exes.
“It’s a fun evening,” said director Michelle Hancock, “for people who don’t find Valentine’s Day to be the joyously romantic roses-and-chocolate fest it’s cracked up to be.”
The show is presented in the historic Sacred Heart hospital in the heart of East Hill. Seating is limited, and First City recommends booking seats in advance. Tickets are available at www.setsco.org.
Event: Fork Cupid:
the Anti-Valentine’s Show
Dates: Feb. 10, 11, 12 & 14
Time: Feb. 10-12 at 8 p.m. and
Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Venue: Tower East, 1010 N. 12th
Ave., Suite 211
Tickets: setsco.org ($20-$25)