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Rom Com

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The standard situations, scenes and screw-ups of the typical rom-com, from “meet cute” through to make up, are recreated in this, well, typical rom-com.

Nice guy Zack is bummed out after receiving a breakup note from his girlfriend — written on a cocktail bar napkin and graphically detailing how she is seducing someone else at that very second.

Nice girl Leighlee can only get dates with guys who want to bring their mothers along.

So Zack’s goofy and gay buddies and Leighlee’s horny zany gal pal contrive to get them to meet before messing things up.

The cast look like they’re having fun and zero in nicely on the genre’s conventions, especially the obligatory “montage” (performed in pantomime) of the two leads wallowing in their respective post-breakup loneliness.

Most fun for genre fans and 20-somethings who are, like, totally in similar dating complications. Or not. Whatever.

— Janice Sawka

 

From the Fringe program:

It's the age old story of a man and a woman who find love with the help of their friends.

Did we mention that they have relationship issues and their friends are quirky, possibly offensive stereotypes, but are generally quite likeable?

From the genre made popular by such movies as Sleepless in Seattle, She's All That, and Starship Troopers, comes a romantic comedy about two people who make things more difficult than they need to be.

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students

Warnings: None

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