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Unconventional Rom-com Production Opens at Public Theater of San Antonio This Weekend

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NICK BARRON
  • Nick Barron
Like almost every rom-com, An Infinite Ache opens with a so-called “meet cute” – except for the fact that it jettisons the “cute.” Young singles Hope and Charles meet up for what becomes a mind-numbingly dull blind date (something with which we can likely all relate).

But, somehow, the two are still drawn together, and the action rushes forward to play out a lifelong fantasy of love and loss. Though at the onset it would be perfectly understandable for our two protagonists to ghost one another and move on, An Infinite Ache takes a different tack, opting instead to map out a romance not built on explosive infatuation but on a deep connection woven over the course of a full life.

$10-$35, 7:30pm Thu Dec. 27-Sat Dec. 29, 2pm Sun Dec. 30 through Jan. 20, the Public Theater of San Antonio, 800 W. Ashby Pl., (210) 733-7258, thepublicsa.org.

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