The dating scene sure isnt what it used to be. Online sites pressure lonely folks to bare their deepest desires for all to see, while leaving behind the slight stench of desperation. But hey, the bombardment of advertising tells us this is the wave of the future. In Adam Szymkowiczs dark comedy Nerve, we meet romantically challenged heroes Elliot and Susan at a bar on their wacky first date. Hes the victim of countless online stand-ups, shes dated a string of Internet losers, and theyre both taking one more flailing grab at love. Its a story for anyone who has ever looked to the World Wide Web to find a soul mate. Dont miss what The New York Times calls sweet, sexy, neurotic-friendlyand breathe a sigh of relief youre not the only one who has had first dates involving puppets and modern dance. That happens to everyone, right?
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 6, 5 & 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 27, 2 & 7 p.m. Starts: Feb. 3. Continues through Feb. 27, 2011