'Wedding is slammin' good fun
Note:Reservations for the dinner theater performance on Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. need to be made by Friday Jan. 31 at noon. Tickets for dinner theater performance are $25 and reservations are required.
Someone is a groom, someone is a girl and someone else may or may not be a hooker. Slamming a few more doors always clarifies sticky situations- like waking up in bed on your wedding day with a woman who is not your fiancé.
The small cast of the StageWest production “A Perfect Wedding” did their best with the limited space they have in the Parish Hall of Emmanuel Lutheran church on Elm Street.
Some of the blocking was missed due to structural obstacles and probably a lack of options allowed within the space.
The most redeeming part of the play was that of best man Tom, played by Phil West.
West gave his character excellent comedic timing and stayed true to the inherent man-code that is being a groomsman, which itself leads to more issues despite his best efforts to assist his friend.
Jessie Smylie, the maid, also made an impact with her quick wit and snide judgments of the less than faithful groom played by Jeff Keller.
Emotions from Judy the girl and Rachel the bride, played by Lindsey Bekemeyer and Kathrin Louis respectively, don’t seem to match their situation completely.
Judy is embarrassed rather than ashamed or distraught, as her lines would suggest about the current situation.
Rachel’s main focus is getting a room to herself to change in rather than why her fiancé has a room full of people in their honeymoon suite to begin with.
This small community theater is dedicated to putting on a good show, which is apparent with each slamming door, confused identity and a strangely ever-present toilet brush.
Kelsey Lavelle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org