Going to the Chapel

by  Donald Steele

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2f

Minutes before Julie is about to take her fifth walk down the aisle, she and her always at her side Matron of Honor Jan examine love and life and their friendship - each learning some things they didn't know about each other, or themselves. The Philipstown Depot Theatre's production of GOING TO THE …

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Going to the Chapel

by  Donald Steele

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    TANYS awards for the actresses and the production
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Minutes before Julie is about to take her fifth walk down the aisle, she and her always at her side Matron of Honor Jan examine love and life and their friendship - each learning some things they didn't know about each other, or themselves. The Philipstown Depot Theatre's production of GOING TO THE CHAPEL was voted Best Short Production at the Theatre Association of New York State Festival in November 2004. It was also voted Audience Favorite Production. The two actresses in the production received Best Performance awards as well as Audience Favorite awards for their work. The production represented New York State in the Eastern States Theatre Association Festival in Dover, Delaware, in April 2005. The two actresses received Honorable Mentions for their performances.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting:

    It is the bride's bedroom on the day of her wedding as she and her matron of honor get ready for the wedding. Since this is not the bride's first wedding, her outfit can vary of being very bridal with a veil to something very stylish and nice. 

  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

I have had this play performed by two actresses in their late thirties as well as two actresses over 65.

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Authors

Donald Steele

Donald Steele

The Philipstown Depot Theatre's production of GOING TO THE CHAPEL was voted Best Short Production at the Theatre Association of New York State Festival in November 2004. It was also voted Audience Favorite Production. The two actresses in the production received Best Performance awards as well as Audience Favorite awards for their work. The production represented New York State in the Eastern States Theatre Association Festival in Dover, Delaware, in April 2005. The two actresses received Honorable Mentions for their performances.

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