(. . . and you're just not good enough) opens at the Fridge
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'(. . . and you're just not good enough)'
Since misery loves company, EMP Collective has just the thing for Valentine's Day. The group's new show - a collection of theater, dance, poetry and visual art - gives voice to the neglected, dejected and generally unloved. For one segment, the group used voice-mail messages of woe from the lovelorn, while visual artist Joshua Mikel took inspiration from people who gave the most provocative conclusions to the sentence "If you don't love me . . ." Brooklyn-based Aztec Economy will perform "Adventures in the OK Skin Trade," about the battle over the estate of a pig baron, and actors Ken Jordan and Susannah Wells will demonstrate the deadly dangers of the age-old lovers' quarrel. It may all sound like a wacky mishmash of jilted tales but, hey, love is messy business.
Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. The Fridge, 516 Eighth St. SE (rear alley). 202-664-4151. _blankwww.thefridgedc.com . $15.
- Stephanie Merry