Performing Arts: Valentine’s Day Bites

by Editorial

Romance? Not so much. Comedy? You betcha– Washington Improv Theater hosts annual Valentine’s Day performance.
By Danielle Rita

Mark Chalfant and Catherine Deadman of 'Love Bites.' (Photo by Andrew Bossi)

Is your love life a joke? Well you’re in luck! Instead of spending your Valentines Day over a dull candle-lit dinner, chew on the Washington Improv Theater (WIT) annual comedic performance, “Love Bites.”

“The forces of Hallmark and Russell Stover have won this holiday – hell, they created it,” says Artistic/Executive Director Mark Chalfant. “Love Bites is our stab at taking love back and making it the light and spontaneous fun it’s supposed to be. Plus it’s an opportunity to do a show in bed – and that’s as close to a sure thing as we’ve had in a long time.” Hmm. A king size or queen size bed, one wonders? It doesn’t “mattress”…  treat yourself and your date to a good laugh (at someone else’s expense) this Valentine’s Day. Love Bites is an unscripted performance (just like your last lovers quarrel), which celebrates and mimics romance, relationships and the true-to-life burdens and delights of love. Teddy bears and red roses not included.

WIT has extended a “Couples, trios, & then some” discount: buy 2 or more tickets for $12.50 each (online sales only with code “witlove”). General Admission is $15.00. Love Bites runs Tuesday, February 14, at 8 p.m. on WIT’s home stage, located at 1835 14th Street NW, Washington D.C. This performance is approximately two hours long with one intermission. Buy tickets HERE.

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