The Grove Theatre to Stage FATHER OF THE BRIDE, 7/11-27
The Grove Theatre cordially invites you to "The Father of the Bride," a play about all the chaos and comedy of a family planning their eldest daughter's wedding. Father of the Bride opens on Friday night, July 11th at 7:29 pm, and runs on weekends through July 27th.
Mr. Banks, played by Eric Dunn, learns that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. Daughter Kay (Maeve Riley) announces the engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks (Misti Soper) and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dithe. Buckley and Kay don't want a "big" wedding -- just a simple affair with a few friends!
The guest list grows larger each day, a caterer is called in, florists, furniture movers and dressmakers take over, and the Banks household is soon caught in turmoil -- not to mention growing debt. When the "small family wedding" threatens to grow huge and then spirals out of control, the father of the bride is at the center of the turmoil when trouble really begins. When Kay, in a fit of temper, calls off the wedding, everyone's patience snaps. But all is set right, and the wedding (despite more last-minute crises) comes off beautifully. In the end, the father of the bride is a happy, proud man, glad that the wedding is over, but knowing too that it was worth all the money and aggravation to start his daughter off so handsomely on the road to married life.
Tickets are $20 and $25 with senior, student and group discounts, and can be purchased by calling (909) 920-4343, or by visiting The Grove box office. The Grove Theatre is located at 276 E. Ninth Street, Upland, CA 91786.
Box Office Hours (except holidays): Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and 1 hour before performances.