About 45 Coffee Dates
“In search of my soul-mate through cyberspace & beyond!”
(Based on the book and a true story)
Written & Performed by Antonia Kasper
Directed by Katherine Elliot
With her biological clock ticking, thirty-nine-year-old New Yorker, Rachel Yardley is propelled into doing something that goes against everything she believes in—Online Dating. Challenged by her sister’s dare to meet fifty men in ninety days, Rachel rises to the occasion. While desperately speed dating at Starbucks, she questions her past choices in ex-boyfriends, abusive/abandonment issues with her father, and why the only unconditional love she has ever known…is with her dog.
Take the humorous and timely rollercoaster ride as Rachel Yardley races against her biological clock to find Mr. Right (and possibly conceive a child). Can this woman who feels “past her prime” find true love in a city where the odds are against her?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"It's hysterically funny!”
“Antonia is incredibly talented and her show is very compelling. You are laughing and then moved to tears and at the edge of your seat the whole time. Loved it and would watch her anytime she is performing.” --Mindy Fradkin
"Antonia did a great job! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to laugh a lot and have fun!" --Prudence Wright Holmes
“I had the pleasure and privilege to see the closing evening performance of 45 Coffee Dates. Was hysterically funny and witty! Thank you Antonia for sharing your life experience with the world.” --Valerie Steele
“Antonia delivers a heartfelt and hilarious performance in her one woman show. We all can identify with her struggle to find love in the unpredictable world of cyberspace. I enjoyed every minute! ” –-Canedy Knowles
“I had the great fortune of documenting Antonia's journey from the page to the stage and this show is so much more than a fun take on today's dating scene. It opens a window into her soul and takes you on a journey through the heartbreaks she had to endure to find her truth, and ultimately her soul-mate…” – Debra Kay Anderson
“Antonia Kasper recounts with great humor and also poignancy, her search for a husband, going on 50 coffee dates in 3 months. I was totally engaged and delighted for the full 85 minute show. She is impressive in her delivery and content.” --Valerie Bennis
“Hilarious and fun! A must see for everyone. Brava!”
Venue Covid Protocol & Accessibity
COVID-19 rules: Everyone entering Guild Hall must be FULLY vaccinated, provide in-person proof of vaccination, and, per CDC guidelines for areas of high transmission, wear a mask while in the space (unless they are a performer on stage during a performance or rehearsal). As a fully vaccinated venue, we are reopening at full capacity (a maximum of 65 bodies in the space). For EAG's current COVID Safety Protocols in full, please visit our website: https://www.actorsguild.org/covid-safety-protocols.html.
Directions: The Episcopal Actors’ Guild (EAG)/Guild Hall is located at 1 EAST 29th STREET, NYC 10016 (midblock between Madison and Fifth) on the second floor of the Church of the Transfiguration (aka the Little Church Around the Corner). When you arrive at the church, enter through the main gate and go through the garden to the door marked Guild Hall (between the main doors into the church and the door to the parish office).
Getting Here: The closest subways are the R/W or 6 at 28th Street or the B/D/F/M or N/Q/R/W at 34th Street/Herald Square. If you are arriving by bus, take the M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, or M7.
Lobby: Guild Hall does NOT have a lobby or waiting area. Patrons are welcome to enjoy the Little Church’s garden (weather permitting) if they arrive before the house opens.
Presenting Proof of Vaccination: When the house opens, a member of the EAG staff will meet patrons at the downstairs door to check (1) in-person proof of vaccination, (2) government-issued photo id, and (3) face mask prior to entry into Guild Hall. Patrons will then be directed to box office personnel for entry into the show.
Accessibility: Guild Hall is not a fully ADA-compliant venue. However, we do our best to accommodate all patrons. Guild Hall is located up one flight of stairs (20 steps). There is not elevator; however, a stair chair is available for those who need assistance making it up to or down from Guild Hall. EAG’s staff will be happy to assist you upon request.
Please review venue Safety Protocols & Guidelines before attending production: https://www.actorsguild.org/covid-safety-protocols.html
Guild Hall COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Everyone entering Guild Hall must:
Be Fully Vaccinated.
Everyone entering Guild Hall must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine. According to the CDC, you are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks (14 days) after you have received a second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks (14 days) after you have received a single-dose vaccine.
Provide In-Person Verification of Vaccination.
Prior to entering Guild Hall, everyone must show proof of vaccination to EAG staff using your CDC Vaccination Card, NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record, NYC COVID Safe App (Android | iOS), the MyChart App (Android | iOS), or Excelsior Pass. Photos, photocopies, and pictures saved on your phone are acceptable.
In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests younger than 18 may use a government-issued photo ID or school photo ID. Photo IDs must show the individual's name and date of birth. Photos, photocopies, and pictures saved on your phone are acceptable.
EAG will not accept a negative covid test in lieu of proof of vaccination.
Wear a Face Mask.
In light of the recent updates to CDC and NYC guidelines for areas of “substantial “ and “high” levels of COVID-19 transmission, face masks will be required for all regardless of their vaccination status until further notice. Performers on stage for a rehearsal or performance will be allowed to work without a mask.
Stay Home If You Are Sick.
By entering Guild Hall, you are agreeing that you are not sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. If you are a ticketholder for an event in Guild Hall and you are ill, please contact that event’s organizer if you want to discuss rescheduling or refunding your ticket. For EAG produced events, please email [email protected] or 212-685-2927.
Please be advised that we are unable to make any exceptions to the above requirements.
As a fully vaccinated facility, we will be operating at full capacity for EAG events and rentals (a maximum of 65 people).
We have contracted with HVAC specialists, installed a commercial-grade HEPA unit, upgraded our existing mini split-system a/c units to add upper room UV disinfecting lights and an EPA registered disinfectant on the coils, and have installed a CO2 monitor.
Cleaning and Disinfection:
Frequently touched surfaces, such as handrails, doorknobs, and light switches will be disinfected throughout the day. Shared tools, equipment, and workspaces will be cleaned and disinfected prior to sharing. Common areas, like the bathroom and kitchenette, will cleaned and disinfected at least daily. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the space.