The Core Theatre presents My First Date
The year is 1941. It’s a warm, late autumn afternoon on Lake Mathis and 19-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 45 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.