Walker: ‘Always a Bridesmaid’ to be a hoot

Show opens Jan. 22

Hello Friends of the Richmond Community Theatre,

At RCT, we are getting excited about the opening of our latest play “Always a Bridesmaid.”  It is going to be a really fun evening in the theatre.  Not only is it a funny script, we’ve also got some very funny and talented women performing in it!
The actresses featured in the play are all Richmond Community Theatre veterans: Merrie Dawkins Anitra Ingram, Darla McGuire, Clarissa Reynolds Angie Hough-Rush and Theressa Smith.
RCT_adHere’s a description of the play by the playwrights: Jones, Hope and Wooten.”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 that her friends can find the very same happiness. Headstrong Deedra’s “rock-solid” union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband has a wandering eye and 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 Charlie discovers that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics in when the opportunity presents itself. 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. 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!”

In this play, the actor’s costumes are also sure to delight the audience! There are four scenes in the play, two in the first act and two in the second act.  Each scene takes place just prior to some character once again taking that long walk down the aisle.  So, each scene is filled with brides and bridesmaids in fun dresses!
Our deepest gratitude goes out to Christy at the Bridal Nook who has given the theatre a tremendous amount of support on this show! (If you or a family member is planning a future wedding event, you should definitely go talk with her, she is so very helpful!)The play will be performed at the Richmond Community Theatre, 109 E. Washington Street in Rockingham.

Performances are January 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31. ThursdayFriday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pmSunday January 25th performance will be at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 each. All seats are reserved.  Following our opening night performance Jan. 22, there will be reception with the actors.

Tickets can be purchased online starting Friday.
The box office at the theatre will open Jan. 19.  Box office days are Monday through Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The box office number is 910-997-3765.
If you are a current Benefactor, Sponsor, Patron or Season ticket holder who reserved seats at the beginning of the season, you’re seats are already reserved and waiting for you.  If you are a Benefactor, Sponsor, Patron or Season ticket holder but you haven’t yet reserved seats, and you know you plan to come, please send an email with your seating request and I can reserve them for you on a first come, first served basis.  Or you can wait until the box office opens on Jan. 19.
We sincerely hope you’ll make plans to come out and see this show.  It’s going to be a hoot!
Shelly Walker is director of the Richmond Community Theatre.
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