By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Director: Linda Dougan
Assistant Director: Conor Fudge

~~ Performances ~~

June 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10

Doors open at 7PM, Showtime 7:30 PM

June 4
Doors open at 1:30 PM, Showtime 2PM

Tickets will go on sale May 22, and are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting May 22, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm, and one hour before each performance.

In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends - Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie - 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.

These women 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!

Role Description
Libby Ruth The hopeful romantic with the perfect marriage. She believes—in spite of all evidence to the contrary—that her friends can find the very same happiness.
Deedra A headstrong woman, her “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, she continues to test her friends’ love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle.
Charlie A salt-of-the-earth tree-hugger, she discovers—the hard way—that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents itself.
Sedalia 60s, gregarious, energetic Virginia hostess and life-force.
Kari Late 20s, kind-hearted, spirited southern charmer.
Wedding Singer This role can be played by either a male or female. Will perform a song during scene transitions.

Anyone auditioning for this role should bring a prepared song to sing, and perhaps either an accompanist or an accompaniment CD.
We're looking for that "typical" wedding singer that is either really good, really bad or some off-the-wall character.

Who's Who in the Cast and Crew

Role Actor
Libby Ruth Julie Laube
Deedra Stephanie Bantell
Monette Kathleen Fudge
Charlie Debbie LaShomb
Sedalia Judy Richmond
Kari Sara Collins
Wedding Singer Scott Schaeffer
Stage Manager John Dougan
Lights Scott Schaeffer, Mel Wilson
Sound Mary Thompson
Set Conor Fudge, Harvey Olsthoorn
Sue Buekema
Props Amy McGhghy, Kandace Breckenridge
Patrece Cope, Sue Buekema
Costumes Amy McGhghy, Sue Beukema
Makeup Cindy Healy, Pete Sciarrotta
Micaela Sciarrotta
Hair Cindy Healy
Backstage Dressers Kandace Breckenridge, Patrece Cope
Julie Collins