Always a Bridesmaid, Meghann Borum, dir.
January 14 and 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
118 S. Summit Street, Arkansas City
Synopsis: In this hilarious comedy, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. “Always a Bridesmaid” is the lively tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, “Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?” If you’ve ever elbowed a stranger out of the way to catch a bride’s bouquet, seriously questioned the mental stability of the duo saying “I do” or been forced to wear the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dress, this deliriously funny comedy is definitely for you…and your dearly beloved!
Kari Ames-Bissette (Supporting): Female, 21-35
interspersed between scenes are vignettes of Kari Ames-Bissette, daughter of Libby Ruth, as she gives the toast at her wedding reception. Besides adding some additional humor, she acts as a narrator of sorts, tying the scenes together, and eventually appears in the final scene as the cycle of marriage continues into the next generation.
Libby Ruth Ames (Lead): Female, 40-50’s
the hopeful romantic with the perfect marriage, believes–in spite of all evidence to the contrary–that her friends can find the very same happiness.
Deedra Wingate (Lead): Female, 40-50’s
headstrong Deedra’s “rock-solid” union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband not only has a wandering eye, but the hands to match.
Monette Gentry (Lead): Female, 40-50’s
flashy and self-involved, continues to test her friends’ love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle.
Sedalia Ellicott (Lead): Female, 40-60’s
a no-nonsense, exacting wedding planner who is so enamored with her establishment’s reputation of never having lost a bride that she is not above employing a few, um, extreme tactics in preserving it.
Charlie Collins (Lead): Female, 40-50’s
salt-of-the-earth Charlie discovers that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics when the opportunity presents itself.