(. . . and you're just not good enough) opens at the Fridge

Ken Jordan and Susannah Wells show the dangers of love.
Ken Jordan and Susannah Wells show the dangers of love. (Emp Collective)
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011; 6:58 PM

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Theater

'(. . . 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


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