Bloody carnage and belly laughs generally make for an odd (read "horrifying") contrast, but the two will be harmoniously mingled in Geva Comedy Improv's next performance. Fake blood and flying prostheses will feature prominently in this off-the-wall Valentine's-themed show, which is modeled after slasher flicks like "Friday the 13th" and "Scream". The audience will be spared physical harm, but perhaps this show is not for the faint of heart. Those occupying the first few rows of Geva's NextStage theater may have an increased chance of being splattered (no permanent stains, they promise), but the chances of boredom with this gleefully gruesome prompt seem slim.
"Be My Valentine: An Improvised Slasher" runs Friday, Saturday 27, and Saturday, February 28 at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard. 9:30 p.m. $10. Strong language, adult content, improvised violence, and stage blood will be part of the show. Recommended for ages 18 and up. gevatheatre.org.