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Respectable Wedding, A - Short Play, Comedy

Respectable Wedding, A

Jean Benedetti, Bertolt Brecht

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Short Play, Comedy

5m, 4f

A provocative short play about the life of the petit bourgeois society. A serious celebration, gradually changes into an evening full of accidents, provocations, gossip, shameful and lively entertainment...

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1920s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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, Read More
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.
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5m, 4f

THE BRIDE'S FATHER
THE BRIDEGROOM'S MOTHER
THE BRIDE
THE BRIDE'S SISTER 
THE BRIDEGROOM
HIS FRIEND
THE WIFE
HER HUSBAND
THE YOUNG MAN
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Other Jean Benedetti titles:

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera,  and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to Scandinavia before eventually settling in the USA where he remained until 1947. ... view full profile

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