Big Dawg Productions
Big Dawg Productions is happy to announce upcoming auditions for the first show of our 2022 season, ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID (Feb.10-13 and 17-20) by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten.
The play will be directed by Grace Carlyle Berry, and will run Feb 10-13 and 17-20.
Auditions will take place Tues., Jan 4th and Wed., Jan. 5th at 7 pm at the former Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle St., Wilmington NC. Headshot and resumes not required. Auditions will consist of cold reads.
ROLES for six women, ages 21 to 60 in appearance. All ethnicities encouraged to audition.
ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is a hilarious comedic romp, in which 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 not only has 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 itself.
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!
All performances are scheduled to appear in The Ruth and Bucky Stein Studio Theatre at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Dates subject to change.