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Ex Fabula: Sweetest Day

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In honor of Sweetest Day, Ex Fabula is sparing you the candy and going straight for the hearts with one of our favorite How We Met duos.

Before there was online dating sites, there was newspaper personal ads. If you liked pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, this was the way to find your Mister or Ms. Right.

Wife and husband, Brooke Maroldi and Greg Ryan, explained how the old personal ads worked. Before the days of winks and Likes, you actually called a number and punched in a mailbox code. After listening to each other’s messages, the two met for a first date, eventually led to a proposal. But what happened when the two blended households and Brooke discovered Greg’s original personal ad? Tune in to find out.

There are great things happening with ExFabula in October; storytelling workshops, our community collaboration with Waukesha Reads and of course, our first Story Slam of Season 6 on October 22 at The Times Theater. This month’s theme, Crossing Over is sure to bring some heartfelt and enlightening stories of border patrols, white lights and much more. 

Remember, we have the stage. You have the story. Let’s share!

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