Adventures in Mating

Dating is, of course, tremendously dangerous. Those who enter its foreboding realm should be armed and alert, ready to make split-second decisions. Its numerous perils are revealed in Adventures in Mating (through July 26), brought back after proving such a cash cow for the Schmee last summer. Inspired by those wonderfully cheesy childhood Choose Your Own Adventure books, Joseph Scrimshaw’s hit play puts a couple—Alyssa Keene and Daniel Wood—in front of an audience, which then helps direct just how well, or badly, the date will go. The performance (which is not an improv show) stops repeatedly for theatergoers to vote on one of two branching possibilities for the pair. Thus—and I’m making this up—Keene might turn into a radical vegan member of Greenpeace, while Wood is gradually revealed to be a Cheney-loving oil executive with a passion for big-game hunting. Will love prevail? You’ll have to go to find out. [See review here.] Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave., 324- 5801, www.schmeater.org. $12–$15. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Extended through Aug. 9. JOHN LONGENBAUGH

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: June 27. Continues through Aug. 9, 2008

 
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