North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Opens its Season with “First Date”

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre (NRACT)
is proud to open their 2018-2019 season with ‎Alan Zachary, Michael Weiner, and  ‎Austin Winsberg’s, First Date.  

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?

The show features Sean McCracken as Aaron and Lauren Bamford as Casey.  They are joined by the talented ensemble of Dan Hawkins, Freddie Perkins, Elizabeth Quesada, Bonnie Webster, and Stan Williams.

Director: Peter Comperatore
Music Director: Rebekah Holland
Choreographer: Elizabeth Anderson
Stage Manager: Elaine Petrone
NRACT Managing Artistic Director: Timothy Locklear

Performance Dates: July 13 to 29, 2018; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.
Tickets available at

By Susie Potter

Susie Potter is a 2009 graduate of Meredith College where she majored in English. She holds graduate degrees in teaching and American literature from North Carolina Statue University. In addition to her work for Triangle Arts and Entertainment, she is an award-winning author of short fiction. Works have appeared in The Colton Review, Raleigh Quarterly, Broken Plate Magazine, Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley, the Chaffey Review, and Existere. For more information visit