A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Wedding
by Kris Bauske
Full Length Play, Comedy / 6m, 3f
Fans of the hit A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmasknow Jimmy finally popped the question. The same redneck characters your audience knows and loves, and the story continues!
Fans of the hit A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas know Jimmy finally popped the question. Fast-forward to Valentine's Day, just six weeks later, and the girls are back at the diner on the morning of Darlene and Jimmy's wedding. As you might expect, things aren't going so well. The dog ate the cake, Jimmy's got cold feet, and two strangers from out of town have brought an unexpected element of surprise to the day. Of course, Lou has things well in hand, and the boys are tracking Jimmy down at their favorite hunting cabin. Will Jimmy and Darlene make it to the altar? Who are these two strangers, and why are they in town? Will Darlene’s cousins stay sober long enough to see her take her vows? The same redneck characters your audience knows and loves, and the story continues!
“The perfect sequel to one of our favorite Christmas shows!” - Mike McDermott, Houston, TX
“Delightful characters I want to revisit again and again and again!” - Mary Beth Finley, Director, Kissimmee, FL
“Our audience was so excited to see the rest of the story. Thank you!” - Sela Balzer, Langham Theatrical Company, Saskatchewan, CA
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 75 Minutes
Lou's Diner in a small town on Valentine's Day and a hunting cabin in the woods. A split set, the action goes back and forth between the two sides.
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
LOU (LOUISE) WEXLER - Lou is a bubbling bundle of energy. She takes command of the stage like she takes command of her diner. Mid 30s, she is attractive, intelligent, and well-respected. Both men and women find value in Lou’s many philosophies of life. Her hair and make-up are flawless, and she exudes an air of utter capability. Lou is always moving, and dispensing tough, no-nonsense wisdom as she bounces from one task to another throughout the diner she’s owned and loved since she was in her early 20s. Lou is energetic hospitality personified. welcoming – never hillbilly harsh.
BILL WEXLER - Bill is a retired marine who served in the Middle East and is married to Lou. Mid to late 30s, he is taller than the other men, wears his hair in a typical military style, and has an air of authority that is impossible to miss. He owns a trail guiding business, and his physique indicates his athleticism. He grew up in the town of Christmas and loves hiking, fishing, and hunting. If any of the men understand women and relationships, Bill’s the man. Bill doesn’t take orders from the boys, but his philosophy concerning women is generally to do as Lou says.
DAVE FOX - Dave is a typical, married father of two in his 30s who works as a butcher. He is painfully average in looks and intelligence. Dave cultivated his great sense of humor to compensate for his overly average averageness. He loves to crack jokes to avoid any deep discussions. He loves his wife and children, but sometimes he needs a break. Dave and Bill have been friends all their lives, and Jimmy is the butt of many of Dave’s jokes because Dave secretly envies Jimmy’s free and easy bachelor life.
BARBIE JO FOX - Barbie Jo is the beleaguered wife of Dave and the daughter of Verna Belle. She has two children and Dave to raise. She is attractive but frazzled. She never quite manages to look completely put together. Barbie Jo’s mother never lets her forget that she could have married better, gotten a better education, and just generally done better in life if she hadn’t married Dave the butcher right out of high school. Barbie Jo works full-time at the diner, and Lou considers Barbie Jo her ‘right hand girl’.
JIMMY WEAVER - Jimmy considers himself the ‘lady’s man’ in town. In his mid 20s, he is cute and charming, but he isn’t terribly smart. He is woefully lacking in any understanding of what women really want from a man. Jimmy’s family has owned a hog farm near town for generations, and Jimmy is a real, down-home, farm boy. He loves to hunt and fish and basically do whatever he darn well pleases. He is engaged to the town hottie, Darlene. He met Bill and Lou when he started dating Darlene, and Bill and Dave added him to their group right away because he shares their love of women, beer, and most of all, hunting!
DARLENE FULMER - Darlene is an All-American beauty! In her early 20s, she is blonde and built! Darlene wears short skirts and tight sweaters. She is a typical rodeo queen with horses on her mind and cowboys on her tail. No hairstyle is too big, no jewelry too outrageous for Darlene. She is a complete innocent who accepts everything at face value. No one considers Darlene a brain, but what she lacks in smarts, she makes up for in heart. She met Jimmy through an internet dating service two years ago. Darlene is engaged to Jimmy and is a good-hearted gal who just wants to make the world a better place!
SHERIFF LESTER THOMAS - Lester is not only the county sheriff, he is Darlene’s cousin AND an ordained minister. He is 40-50 and smart. He may sound like a country boy, but Sheriff Lester’s got it all going on.
SHARKEY SPINOZA - Real gangster type out of New Jersey. 30-50 and has a strong Jersey accent. This character is cute if he’s played by a really short actor and his sidekick, Pauly Pirelli, is played by a big, tall actor.
PAULY PIRELLI - Dumb, harmless gangster enforcer type and employee of Sharkey. He is Sharkey’s ‘muscle’ and right-hand man, but he isn’t terribly smart. He is instantly smitten with the lovely Darlene! Best if played by a 30-something, tall, strong actor. The bigger, the better!
- Ensemble cast
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Wedding premiered at the Langham Theatrical Company in Saskatchewan, Canada in November 2015 under the direction of Sela Balzer and Elaine Nemanishen.