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Cringe Your Way Through a Modern Love Story at the Stage West Theatre

This Saturday, Stage West Theatre will present the highly-anticipated production of First Date.

With a book by Austin Winsberg and a score by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, First Date depicts, in all-too-real time, the initial encounter between Aaron and Casey, two generically mismatched New Yorkers who’ve been set up by her sister. Don’t miss the insightful production on October 12th!

When tightly-wound Aaron is set up with laid-back Casey on a blind date, a casual drink turns into an uproarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds, this mismatched pair's inner critics take on a life of their own, as other patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes, and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers, and potential conversational land mines. The result is a gleefully awkward evening, as these two romantics try to turn a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives.

With the influences of their friends and family (played out in their imaginations) as well as the effects of social media (Google, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube personified), this first date seems to be doomed. But with the help of meddling but well-meaning waiter, Casey, and Aaron might make a connection after all. With a contemporary rock score, First Date gleefully pokes fun at the mishaps and mistakes of blind dates and gives hope that there could be that one perfect moment.

“Refreshing. A winning crowd-pleaser delivered with comic verve & charm.” —The Hollywood Reporter

Stage West is a theatre for the whole community where diversity is celebrated and shared humanity embraced. Over the theatre's history, 265 shows, including 244 plays and 21 musicals, have been produced by the group. Stage West's typical season is comprised of a wide range of works including new, classic, and contemporary plays that reflect the national conversation and the human experience today.

Enjoy a story of finding love in an interconnected world at First Date this Saturday! Tickets are $20-$45. Purchase tickets online now at or by calling 817-784-9378.

There is very little in this world that is more rewarding than a full schedule of leisurely and stimulating activities. At The Depot Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas, we urge you to live life to the fullest and make plans to attend this highly-anticipated event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, October 12, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Stage West Theatre
821 West Vickery Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

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