First Date

After two years of postponements, Equinox Theatre Company is proud to finally present First Date by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Directed by Kathryn Gourley and Music Direction by Kelly Bidstrup Graham. Performances will be May 20 through June 18, on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

All performances will be at The John Hand Theater at 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver, CO 80230. 

About the show: When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant 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. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

First Date features the talents of: Bussy Gower as Casey, Jake Bell as Aaron, Tracy Denver as Laruen/Aaron’s Mother, Nick Martinez as Reggie, Michaela Lamb as Gabe, Erica Intfen as Allison and Jack Cordray Griffin as The Waiter. 

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

“This is one first date you don’t want to end!”
— NY1

“Sassy, madcap fun”
— Associated Press