‘Mom, It’s MY Wedding!’ Is an Honest, Comic Take on Planning the Big Day
News from Dan’s Papers:
January 28, 2015 by Brendan J. O’Reilly
Planning a wedding is a life event that proves you can please some people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.
Of course, the woman’s happiness who matters most is the one who calls it the most important day of her life. And that woman is the Bride—or is it the Mother of the Bride?
Mom, It’s MY Wedding!, the second play from writing team Ilene Beckerman and Michael Disher, explores this question in a comic and heartfelt way that has the audience alternately laughing and tearing up.
Characters are unnamed but their roles are clear: The Brides take a back seat, literally, to the Mothers.
Sometimes there’s a mother-daughter interaction. Other times the Mothers talk with each other—and with the audience—as if over coffee. And then there are the monologues from Bride and Mother alike. Anyone who’s been involved, even tangentially, in wedding planning can understand and find humor in the conflicts that arise.
The rotating cast includes four Brides and four Mothers, plus the Father of the Bride. Tom Gregory, the only permanent cast member during the three-week premiere run at Southampton Cultural Center, plays Duane, the wedding planner who…………… continues on Dan’s Papers
WATCH: Florida Wedding Planner Can’t and Won’t Work with Lesbian Couple
News from Advocate.com:
‘Due to my strong personal belief I do not feel comfortable planning a wedding for lesbian couples,’ the planner wrote. She also told the couple she was already booked for their requested date.
Wedding planner Lana Rusev
In turning down a lesbian couple’s request for help planning a wedding, the owner of Simply Elegant Wedding Planning in Jacksonville, Fla., could have stopped after saying she was overbooked for the date they wanted, October 30. But she didn’t.
“After checking our booked events I have discovered that we are booked on the 30th & 31st and unfortunately are not able to take additional events for the weekend,”Lana Rusev wrote to the couple, Melissa and Jennifer McCord. “Also, due to my strong personal belief I do not feel comfortable planning a wedding for lesbian couples. I hope you understand and not take this personally. I am really sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.”
Melissa McCord posted the letter on social media, leading to a barrage of negative comments on Simply Elegant’s Face…………… continues on Advocate.com
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