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Of love and footwear

Sometimes, the only way to weather a really awful date is to laugh at it.

Bad Dates opens at Greater Lewisville Community Theatre on Friday night. The play is the company’s 2013 scholarship benefit production.

The comedy by Theresa Rebeck tells of a single mother from Texas who relocates to New York City with her teenage daughter to run an upscale restaurant. Along with a series of disastrous encounters in the dating world, our heroine somehow gets involved with the Romanian mob, a Buddhist rainstorm, and the slight case of larceny. There are also shoes — lots of them — in this one-woman show starring Sherry Etzel.

Bad Dates runs for six performances. Shows are at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and Aug. 23-24. Matinees are at 3 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 25. Performances are at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear, off Elm Street.

Tickets cost $25. For reservations, call 972-221-7469. For more information, visit www.glct.org.

Proceeds from the production fund an annual scholarship given to a graduate from Lewisville public schools who hopes to further performing arts studies in college.

— Lucinda Breeding