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Sucker for Love
This past year has been … interesting for the world of love and relationships. Divorce rates have spiked, and engaged couples have put their wedding plans on pause. At the same time, pregnancies have skyrocketed, and previously casual couples have fast-tracked to long-term commitment. Story District’s Sucker for Love show is an annual event, but it is sure to carry new meaning in 2021. On Feb. 13, six eloquent romantics will bare their souls to computer screens across the city and share experiences spanning love’s greatest joys and woes. Union Stage, which has hosted a number of events with Story District over the years, will broadcast the storytellers from its venue. The cast features D.C. residents of all ages and backgrounds. For those not yet familiar, Story District is an organization for live, oral storytelling, sort of a local version of The Moth. The organization has been around since 1997, and was previously called Washington Storytellers’ Theatre and SpeakeasyDC. (In 2017, City Paper wrote a profile of Story District, which you can read here.) Whether you’re curling up with your romantic partner and a tastefully aged wine or on your own with a Liz Lemon-esque blanket and night cheese, you’re sure to find a tale that resonates with you at Saturday’s livestream. The event begins at 8 p.m. on Feb. 13. Tickets are available at storydistrict.org or unionstage.com. $20–$70.