JULY 9 - AUGUST 8, 2015
By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Sabian Trout
Featuring Shanna Brock
ABOUT THE PLAY
This wildly popular comedy about a single mother's search for love, which involves the Romanian mob, a Buddhist rainstorm, 600 pairs of shoes, and, of course, some very, very bad dates, is a feel-good charmer.
"...a poignant slice of urban life that also happens to be drop-dead funny" - The Wall Street Journal.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
July 9 - August 8, 2015
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM
Previews: July 9 and 10 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night : Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 PM
Previews & Thursday Tickets: $14
General Admission: $20
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $18
Running time: 90 minutes
"Bad Dates” is a bouncy, enjoyable theater experience. There are insights — like how an experience can affect your feelings about a pair of shoes — and plot twists, but laughter and wit rule “Bad Dates.” - Arizona Daily Star
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include DEAD ACCOUNTS at the Music Box Theatre; SEMINAR at the Golden Theatre; MAURITIUS at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; THE SCENE, THE WATER’S EDGE, LOOSE KNIT, THE FAMILY OF MANN and SPIKE HEELS at Second Stage; BAD DATES, THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTION and OUR HOUSE at Playwrights Horizons; THE UNDERSTUDY at the Laura Pels Theater in a Roundabout Theatre Company production; and VIEW OF THE DOME at New York Theatre Workshop. OMNIUM GATHERUM (co-written, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003) was featured at the Humana Festival, and had a commercial run at the Variety Arts Theatre. Her newest work, POOR BEHAVIOR, premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2011.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sabian Trout (Director) is thoroughly enjoying her tenth season as LTW’s Artistic Director. Previous LTW directing credits include THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, 9 PARTS OF DESIRE, DOROTHY PARKER'S LAST CALL, PHOTOGRAPH 51, THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, REGRETS ONLY, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, MAURITIUS, RECKLESS, THREE VIEWINGS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, TRYING, THE DINNER PARTY, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, THE GIN GAME, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, LOST IN YONKERS, FUNNY MONEY, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, BELL BOOK AND CANDLE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, BROADWAY BOUND and BABY WITH THE BATHWATER. Sabian has over 30 years of experience as a director, actor, stage manager, producer, and theatre teacher. Professional credits include productions at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Austin’s State Theatre, LA Theatre Works, and Arizona Theatre Company.
Shanna Brock (Haley) - Shanna’s stage credits include NOISES OFF with The Fine Arts Center, ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS and MR. MARMALADE with Etcetera, THE ALTRUISTS with Winding Road Theater Ensemble, RAPUNZEL with Family Theatre, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES with Arizona Onstage Productions, FAT PIG with Studio Connections, BURIED CHILD and THE THREE PENNY OPERA with Pistarckle Theater and WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, A THOUSAND CLOWNS, THE DINNER PARTY, TAKING STEPS, THE COCKTAIL HOUR and REGRETS ONLY on the mainstage at Live Theatre Workshop. Shanna also has an extensive film resume, both in front of and behind the camera, including work with The Discovery Channel, The Sundance Channel and The Sci-Fi Channel. I would like to thank my biggest fan, my Mom and Cj for the inspiration.