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True Love Stories 

Wednesday, Feb 5 2014

For the partnered, it's a question that pops up all the time: "How did you first meet?" Jill Bourque has been asking that question for years, and she's heard some real doozies. There was the couple who met in India with the introduction, "Can you check if I have head lice?" Then there's a man who went on a date right before he was supposed to take his final vows to become a priest, and a woman who recalled meeting her partner's bridge-playing, nudist parents on their first date. But those are just examples. Bourque is always searching for more to use in the show she created, How We First Met. It brings three real-life couples with interesting backstories to the stage. Each pair is interviewed about its own meet-cute (or meet-not-so-cute), and a team of actors re-creates pivotal moments from their tale, creating songs and comedy sketches on the fly.

Fri., Feb. 14, 8 p.m., 2014

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