A farce in the ﬁnest British tradition.
The Seaway Valley Theatre Company is hard at work on their next production, a farce in the ﬁnest British tradition. “There Goes the Bride” by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, will be staged at the Seaway Valley Theatre in May.
As the curtain rises, we meet advertising executive Timothy Westerby: overworked, underpaid, and stressed out. His daughter Judy is about to get married in what he thinks is an overly lavish and expensive ceremony. Indeed, he’s ripe for a nervous breakdown. On the morning of the wedding, he has one in the form of Polly, a gorgeous girl who just wants to give herself to him. Trouble is, she’s just a hallucination! That’s not apparent to Timothy, though, who’s convinced that Polly is totally real and is thrilled to have this sexy guest at the wedding. Comedy ensues as the other guests – including his wife – aren’t so thrilled.
The cast of eight consists of both new and familiar faces in the SVTC family: Shelley Cameron, Stephanie Charette, Doug Mackenzie, Lyn Paquin, Mike Petrynka, Taryn Ramjist, Grant Reso, and Greg Taylor. The show also has two of its stalwart members as co-directors: Lacie Petrynka and Melanie Samis. Serving as producer is longtime SVTC president, Lise Richer.
“There Goes the Bride” will be staged on May 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 PM. Matinées will also be performed on May 15, 22 and 23 at1:30 PM. All performances will be at the Seaway Valley Theatre, 30 Sixth Street East, Cornwall. Reserved seats are $25.00. Advance tickets can be bought online at svtc.theticketwicket.ca or by phone at 613-933-3998. They will also be available at the door from one hour before curtain time. The venue is wheelchair-friendly and will also feature a cash bar.
For more information about the show, visit www.svtc.ca and the company’s Facebook page. Be sure to follow the hashtag #SVTCThereGoesTheBride on social media, too.