YHS presents 'The Dating Game'

January 14, 2014 

Remember your first date? That big step from adolescence to early adulthood. They can be scary, and whether good or bad, they are usually memorable.

The Yosemite High School theatre arts department's next production, "The Dating Game," will be performed at 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23 and 24, in the school's theater.

This upbeat comedy looks at two people who go on many blind dates trying to find love. They bump into each other, go out, break up and continue to look for that special person.

The two students determined to make a love connection through blind dates are played by sophomores Ethan Solomon and Gianna DeFelice.

"Everyone can relate to this play because everyone has been on a first date," said Lars Thorson, YHS theater arts teacher and play director. "This play comically shows two people who keep trying to find that special person. It's a fun show with lots of laughs."

In addition to Solomon and DeFelice, 22 additional students perform in the production. Other actors who have prominent roles in the play include freshman Elise Keeler, sophomores Tyler Wallace, Jessica Fine, Evan Diehl and seniors Edward Nixon and Victoria Bartunek.

"It's a fun show," said DeFelice. "I enjoy dealing with some very weird people and imagining what I would actually say if I was on a date with them."

Solomon added, "It's a lot of work, but the entire cast is determined to put on a great show for our families, friends, and the community."

Tickets are $5 and with the funds going to help produce the musical "Beauty and The Beast" in April.

Details: (559) 683-4667, ext. 256. — Yosemite High correspondent

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