|The Francis Marion University Theatre's 2016-17
season's final production will be the comedy Always a Bridesmaid,
directed by professor A. Glen Gourley. It will
be performed in the Fine Arts Theater in Hyman
Fine Arts Center on campus.
THE STORY: In this hilarious comedic romp, 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. Libby Ruth, 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.
Headstrong Deedra's "rock-solid" union hangs by a thread when she
discovers her husband of many years has not only a wandering eye but
the hands to match. Monette, flashy, high-spirited and self-involved,
continues to test her friends' love and patience with all-too-frequent
trips down the aisle. And salt-of-the-earth, tree-hugging Charlie
discovers - the hard way - that marital bliss is not the end of her
rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents
Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these
beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and
matrimony. Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie are committed to the
notion that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but
real friendships last a lifetime. Forsaking all others, in sickness and
in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in
spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and
unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of
hunting season. Always A Bridesmaid is the rollicking 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 JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDY is definitely for you ...
and your dearly beloved!
RESERVATIONS: Reservations may be made by calling 843-661-1365 between
1:00 and 5:00 pm. Thanks to Department of Fine
Arts sponsorship, admission is free.
The Francis Marion University Theatre's 2016-2017's fall production was Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by professor D. Keith Best. The winter production was Blue Bird, a new play by Liza Lentini directed by Dr. L. Dawn Larsen.
information contact Director of Theatre
Gourley in FAC 224,
working "behind the scenes"? Contact Mr.
Granath in FAC 222, 661-1536, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Bird - Winter 2017