My First Date

by Bill Rhoten

Showing from August 9 through September 1, Friday through Saturday at 8:00PM
Sunday matinees August 11, 18, 25, September 1 at 3:00PM

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 a 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. Is 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.

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Special Devised Theatrical Piece

Special two Week run only!

Showing from September 6 through September 15, Friday through Saturday at 8:00PM
Sunday matinees September 8, 15 at 3:00PM

Devised Theatre is  “a process in which the whole creative team develops a show collaboratively. From actors to technicians, everyone is involved in the creative process.” John Walton. Our Artistic Director James Hansen Prince is working with several foreign student groups from UTD to create an original evening of theatre about the foreign student experience in North Texas.

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Over the River and Through the Woods

by Joe Di Pietro

Showing from October 18 through November 10, Friday through Saturday at 8:00PM
Sunday matinees October 20, 27, November 3, 10 at 3:00PM

Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he's been offered a dream job. The job he's been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn't sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family's love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O'Hare as bait…we won't give the ending away here.

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The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

by Mark Brown

Showing from December 7 through December 29, Friday through Saturday at 8:00PM
Sunday matinees December 8, 15, 22, 29

The Trial of the Century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The ghosts employ Solomon Rothschild, England's most charismatic, savvy, and clever barrister. Scrooge, that old penny pincher, represents himself. One by one, Bob Cratchit, Scrooge's nephew Fred, solicitor and philanthropist Sara Anne Wainwright, and the ghosts themselves take the witness stand to give their account of the night in question.

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