Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Two is sometimes a crowd in Harlequin’s ‘First Date’

There are a lot more than two people meeting on any “First Date,” as Harlequin Productions’ summer musical reveals. The romantic comedy is set on an unlikely blind date between investment banker Aaron (Bruce Haasl) and artsy Casey (Christie Murphy-Oldright). As the evening progresses, their family members, friends and exes appear, illuminating their pasts and personalities.

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Readers Theater Unlimited presents: The Christmas Truce

With a series of haunting archival photos illustrating the horrific war in the trenches during World War One displayed behind them, Readers Theater Unlimited cast members Ed Thorpe, Bob Whiting, Jackie Plett and Rusty Weaver (left-right) portray British soldiers penning letter to their loved ones while performing "The Christmas Truce" Monday at the Lacey Timberland Library.
Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
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