When: Fri., April 15, 7 & 10 p.m. and Sat., April 16, 6 & 9 p.m. 2016
The idea of romantic love may have been cooked up by French court poets in the eleventh century, as one theory goes, but that seems unlikely. People have been driving each other crazy far longer than that. And that's the essence of love right there: the willingness to go to extreme lengths to get a certain someone to notice you, or to force them into understanding you feel that way about someone else. Love is the topic of Hooking Up With the Second City. The famed Chicago improv troupe presents a show about missed connections and good love gone bad culled from the company's 55-year history. Hooking Up With the Second City is performed at 7 and 10 p.m. Friday and 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday (April 15 and 16) at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org). Tickets are $36.