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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Continuing Disaster That Is Dating

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM

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We remember a time not too long ago when "dating" was no more complicated than a Will Ferrell movie, provided you had enough Miller High Life and Twin Peaks epi-sodes. But now, dating involves hookup apps (Grindr), six-person blind dates (Grouper), and more dating sites than you can shake a stick at. Left Coast Theatre Co. tackles the perilous world of millennial love in I'm Not Ok, Cupid :(, seven comedic one-act plays with an LGBT bent about dating in the hashtag generation (as evidence of its modernity, we think this may be one of the first emojis to ever appear in a play title).

Expect a good bitch-slapping ("Goodbye, Cupid"), Olsen twin impersonations ("The Parenthetical Trap"), and modern spins on classics, like Chekhov and Shakespeare. Regardless of your dating proclivities, I'm Not Ok, Cupid :( sure beats the old snoozer known as dinner and a movie.

I'm Not Ok, Cupid :( starts at 8 p.m. and runs April 12 through May 4 at the Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter, S.F. Admission is $15; call 882-9100 or visit sheltontheater.org.

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