Bucks Drama Club presents musical comedy ‘First Date’

Students take the stage for three performances Nov. 22 and 23 in a comedy about an awkward blind date between two mismatched singles

The Bucks County Community College Drama Club invites the public to First Date, a musical comedy, for three performances on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Newtown Campus.

Directed by Cali Wagner, First Date stars Dakota Lara and Sarah Harrison as Casey and Aaron, two 30-ish New York City singles set up on a blind date by friends and family. They have nothing in common: Aaron is a conservative banker, Jewish and looking for a meaningful relationship, while Casey is an artist, a shiksa and a little too funky for Wall Street.

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 a 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. The book was written by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Parental advisory rating is PG-13 for language and sexual suggestions.

First Date is produced, directed and stars members of the Bucks County Community College Drama Club, one of more than 50 student-run clubs and organizations at the public, two-year college.

The curtain rises on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at bucks.edu/tickets or at the door.

The Zlock Performing Arts Center is located in the Gateway Center building at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, where there is ample free parking. The theater is equipped with audio-loop technology for the hearing impaired. For more information, call 215-968-8087.