We know couples who've been together 10 years but can still recite the high points of their relationship -- she proposed on the Jumbotron at the ballpark, or maybe he rented a white horse (and took riding lessons) to pop the question. We know others who just met but could bend your ear for hours with the story of how they met (and fell for) each other -- say, in conversation while trapped in the Twin Peaks tunnel on the L Taraval during rush hour. And we'll listen to either -- because love stores, whether happy endings, promising beginnings, or embarrassing in-betweens, are interesting by nature. Jill Bourque knows this, and tonight she takes real stories from real couples and gives it to an improv troupe for everyone's entertainment (and a select few's mortification). It's called How We First Met
. One of our own theater critics a few years ago discovered its power after she and her husband were unexpectedly drafted onto stage
by Bourque. The audience (before the show online and again at the event itself) selects the three best stories put forth, and Bourque's improv team gets to work. So don't be afraid. We've done it -- so can you.
Tue., Feb. 14, 8 p.m., 2012