MY FIRST DATE
The Core Theatre
Written by Bill Rhoten
Directed by James Hansen Prince
August 9 - September 1
The year is 1941. It’s a warm, late autumn afternoon on Lake Mathis and nineteen-year-old Anna Erhard sits on the front porch awaiting her date for the evening, a Mr. Caleb Keener, a sailor she has been writing to for almost a year now. She barely knew him in high school. This is her first date ever. She is looking forward to dinner and some big band swing dancing at the new Naval Air Station in nearby Corpus Christi, Texas. Unfortunately, her date is already forty-five minutes late and her rascally younger sister is already rubbing it in. The rest of the family is preparing for the arrival of the pastor and his wife for some dinner and discussions of the war in Europe and the souls being lost. Her father, who is prone to practical jokes, keeps making his appearance on the porch to do some harassing of his own. Anna is starting to wonder if her prince will come and she is mortified at the possibility of being stood up as well as the shame she might have to endure at the hands of her family and their guests. Are her faith in Caleb and her belief in the man who writes her all those “wonderful" letters enough? We are all left waiting to see.
Shows continue Friday through Sunday at The Core Theatre, 518 W. Arapaho Rd., Ste. 115, Richardson, TX 75080. Performances are at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and the box office opens at 7:30 pm. All Sunday matinees (August 11, 18, 25 and September 1) are at 3:00 pm and the box office opens at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased on our website, https://thecoretheatre.org, or at the door. For more information, you may call 214-930-5338. Seating is limited in our intimate theatre, so reserve your tickets early.