Stone Soup Productions to Stage ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, 9/11-21

Stone Soup Productions will present its second offering since inception last autumn, the two-act comedy, Always a Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten from September 11 - 21, 2014.

On the night of their senior prom four, 'Southern Belles' swear to keep a promise: to be in each other's weddings no matter what. Now, more than thirty years later, these friends-for-life remain determined to honour that vow, still making 'the long walk' for each other. It's a marriage-go-round, laugh out loud journey as the beleaguered bridesmaids navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Combining equal parts Libby Ruth (the hopeful romantic), Monette (the flashy flirt), Charlie (the free spirit), and Deedra (the no-nonsense gal), with Kari (the tipsy bride), and Sedalia (the very efficient yet temperamental wedding planner) is a winning recipe for a fun-filled romp.

Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten are American playwrights, collectively known as Jones Hope Wooten. Having dedicated themselves to writing 'Southern' comedy, they enjoy the reputation of being three of the most widely-produced playwrights in the United States. They've built a following with their "humor that is crisp, clever, very, very smart and never settles for an obvious laugh."

Jessie Jones co-authored the classic, Southern-fried funeral comedy, Dearly Departed, and its feature film adaptation, Kingdom Come, (Fox Searchlight Pictures). Award-winning Nicholas Hope served as Director of Casting at New York's Theatre Communications Group, Chicago's The Goodman Theatre, and ABC Television. Jamie Wooten was a writer/producer on the much-loved television series The Golden Girls.

More than 3,000 productions of their plays were mounted within the first eight years of their collaboration. Between them, they've written classic television, hit movies, Off-Broadway comedy, and their plays are published exclusively by Dramatists Play Service, NYC.

Chris Brown designed the set with Darlene Reynolds as the props and script assistant. Joel Fox is the lighting designer and Brenda Hilton the costume seamstress.

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