Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE

Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as the theatre presents There Goes the Bride, a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist. The comedy by British playwrights Ray Cooney and John Chapman and directed by SRT's Dennis Jones plays at SRT's East Sonora theater July 27 through September 2. Get a first look at the cast below!

The show opens on a frazzled morning at the home of ad man Timothy Westerby and his wife, Ursula. It's circa 1962, and the Westerby's only daughter, Judy, will be married in an hour. The church is filling with guests across town as caterers are setting up in the yard. Judy's in-laws-to-be, arriving from Australia, appear to be lost in transit. Tim's biggest client keeps calling, demanding to be dazzled by a new ad campaign, or else. His wise-cracking partner would rather hit the liquor cabinet than lift a finger. And Ursula's parents just manage to make everything more stressful. Then Tim gets a conk on the head that puts a whole new spin on the day – the vivacious young flapper he dreamed up for his new ad campaign has suddenly come to life in his living room. She's Polly Perkins – flirty, full of fun and a figment of his imagination. Tim is smitten by this mischievous young friend, but it's clear only he (and the audience) can see her. No one wants to disrupt his daughter's wedding, but Tim's bizarre behavior soon has everyone reeling. As the clock ticks and nerves fray, the generation gap splits everything wide open.

Jones has put together a talented ensemble with great comic instincts. Los Angeles artist Jaxon Duff Gwillim is the father of the bride, Sacramento's Sandra McCord is his wife and New Yorker Chelsea Nenni is his imaginary flapper, Polly. Bay Area artist Katie Rose Krueger is daughter Judy, local favorite Gary Holman is the future father-in-law and SRT company artist Ty Smith is the family's friend and fellow ad man, Bill Shorter. Veteran actor Don Hart of Illinois is the loveable and slightly confused grandfather, Dr. Drimmond, and Sonora actress Susan Michaels is his wife, Daphne.

Guest costumer Rebecca Meredith, an assistant costumer at South Coast Rep and new graduate of UC Irvine's graduate costuming program, is creating the wedding day formal wear and flapper outfits. SRT's artists fill out the design team, with props by Mercy De Herrera, lights by guest designer Joanna Hobbs and stage management by Lia Metz.

For more information on content and show dates, or to make reservations, call Sierra Rep's box office at (209) 532-3120, visit Sierra Rep at www.sierrarep.org or like Sierra Rep on Facebook.

Photo credit: Rich Miller

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Jaxon Gwillim and Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Jaxon Gwillim, Chelsea Nenni, Ty Smith, Katie Rose Krueger and Sandra McCord

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Jaxon Gwillim and Katie Rose Krueger

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Chelsea Nennie, Jaxon Gwillim and Katie Rose Krueger

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Jaxon Gwillim and Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Jaxon Gwillim and Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Jaxon Gwillim and Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Jaxon Gwillim and Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
: Jaxon Gwillim, Chelsea Nenni, Katie Rose Krueger and Sandra McCord

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Jaxon Gwillim and Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE
Chelsea Nenni

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's THERE GOES THE BRIDE

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