Wedding Belles

by  Alan Bailey, Ronnie Claire Edwards

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5f

"Delightful!...Funny and folksy…The ladies light up the stage!" - The Dallas Morning News

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    American Theatre Critics Association semi-finalist, Steinberg New Play Award
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Four garden-club ladies meet a young girl who has come to their little Texas town to marry an infantryman before he ships off for World War II. The women impulsively decide to throw the girl an elaborate wedding, and their lives and friendships are thrown into turmoil as they race to accomplish the nuptials in one frenzied afternoon.

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Reviews

"Delightful!...Funny and folksy…The ladies light up the stage!" - The Dallas Morning News

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    The veranda and back garden of a large white house in Eufala Springs, an East Texas county seat with a population of three thousand. June, 1942.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

5f

LAURA LEE MCINERY - 60
BOBRITA TOLLIVER - 60
VIOLET MONTGOMERY - 60
CLENDINE SLOCUMB - 60
IMA JEAN TATUM - 18

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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Ensemble cast
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

5 large women's roles, including 4 women in their 60s and a girl of 18.

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Authors

Alan Bailey

Alan Bailey co-authored one of the country’s most frequently produced musicals, Smoke on the Mountain, which ran more than five hundred performances at the Lamb's Theatre in New York, garnering award nominations from the ...

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Ronnie Claire Edwards

Ronnie Claire Edwards is an accomplished actress, author and playwright. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the unforgettable Corabeth Godsey in The Waltons which ran for ten years on television. She was also a regular and guest on a number of television series and had a recurring ...

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Wedding Belles was given its premiere in October, 2008 by One Thirty Productions, in association with the City of Dallas's Office of Cultural Affairs and the Bath House Cultural Center.

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