Perfect Wedding— McLean Community Players Presents:
this British Farce/Romantic Comedy
in McLean’s Alden Theatre
Tomorrow night is the final performance of McLean Community Players (MCP) area premiere of British playwright Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding at McLean’s Alden Theatre. Veteran director Carol Strachan leads a talented cast and crew for this show, which has received hundreds of productions in more than twenty countries.
Perfect Wedding opens in the honeymoon suite of a gracious country-house hotel outside London. The bridegroom-to-be wakes to find a strange girl in bed beside him. In the depths of a stag-night hangover, he cannot remotely remember even having been introduced to the girl, who is extremely attractive. Panic ensues because the bride is due to arrive any minute to dress for the wedding in the honeymoon suite. In short order, the best man, the hotel staff, and the bride’s mother become part of the chaos. In the end, and in spite of everything, there is a wedding and the promise of a new romance.
About Perfect Wedding Director Carol Strachan says, “This play contains all the key elements of farce: slamming doors, concocted stories, mistaken identities and incredible timing as characters run from room to room, being locked in and out of rooms with the skimpiest of explanations and sometimes, costuming. These characters all have comedic timing with quick-thinking dialogue and the action should give your busy life a smile, a laugh and an entertaining experience.”
Perfect Wedding plays its final performance tomorrow night May 10th at the McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre – 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va. Tickets are $14 to $16, and group rates are available. For more information, call (703) 790-9223, or purchase them online.
Through a cooperative agreement with The Metropolitan Washington Ear, along with the support of the Alden Theatre, audio description services for individuals with vision challenges will be offered at the May 10 performance. Perfect Wedding is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The McLean Community Players, based in McLean, Va., celebrates both the musical and dramatic theater traditions. Putting up four shows a year, two musicals and two plays, MCP is committed to doing theater for the community, in the community, with the community, and sustained by the community.
**The article is by Cathy Farnsworth.