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College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
A provocative short play about the life of the petit bourgeois society. A Respectable Wedding is a grotesque story and a farce, where everything is pilled, broken and destroyed: relationships, furniture and the characters. However, this decline comes in the middle of a wedding dinner. A serious celebration, gradually changes into an evening full of accidents, provocations, gossip, shameful and lively entertainment. In this way the decadent moral of the respectable society with good manners is revealed.
"[A] buoyant farce about a bourgeois wedding in which everything goes disastrously wrong" - The Guardian
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A Respectable Wedding was the only one of Brecht’s early one acts to be staged during his life. It premiered in Frankfurt in 1926.