LLT comedy delivers many laugh-out-loud moments

Audience members were laughing out loud from the very beginning to the end Nov. 7.

  • Nov. 10, 2014 1:00 p.m.

At one point during the first performance of Always A Bridesmaid at Ladysmith Little Theatre, I heard one man say this was one of the funniest plays he’s seen. And I have to agree with him.

Audience members were laughing out loud from the very beginning to the end Nov. 7.

The play, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, takes place over a period of seven years at historic Laurelton Oaks in Virginia. There, we meet four friends, who made a promise on the night of their senior prom to be in each other’s weddings and are still being each other’s bridesmaids more than 30 years later.

Always A Bridesmaid is a great story of friendship, love, keeping promises and sticking together, no matter what. It’s very well written and full of funny moments and clever lines.

The entire cast did a terrific job. The actresses have great chemistry together and each deliver many memorable moments.

Carina Gee is hilarious as Libby Ruth, a hopeless romantic whose sugary sweet positive attitude can get on her friends’ nerves sometimes. As Monette, a racy, self-centered but lovable woman who has been married many times, Lynnia Clark shines. Maureen Molyneaux has great lines and a great sense of physical comedy as tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing Charlie. Ann McInuity-Gogo delivers a very strong performance as no-nonsense judge Deedra.

Josee Duffhues has some really great moments on stage as Sedalia, the fussy owner of Laurelton Oaks.

Kyla Mitrovic produces many of the laugh-out-loud moments as Libby Ruth’s daughter, Kari. Between scenes, she ties everything together with snippets of her own hilarious wedding speech, in which she shares stories about her mother and her godmothers.

Director Bill Johnston, assistant director John Fox and the entire crew did a great job bringing this story to life and giving theatre-goers a chance to escape and get lost in a comedy.

Always A Bridesmaid runs until Nov. 23 at 4985 Christie Rd. Tickets are $20 for non-members or $18 for members or groups of 10 or more. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 250-924-0658 Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m. or visit www.ladysmiththeatre.com.

 

Just Posted

Upset student causes safety plan to be enacted at Chemainus Elementary School

Child’s behaviour results in students being held in classrooms until order restored

Salmon runs produce highs and lows on Vancouver Island this year

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada releases information bulletin

Property assessments to rise again on Vancouver Island

Some areas could see their assessments spike as much as 20 per cent

Saltair artisan baking courses find widespread popularity

Community support leads to success of Seraphina’s Oven

Nanaimo dad reflects on viral photoshoot at McNab’s Corn Maze

By Todd Cameron It was two months ago, the evening of October… Continue reading

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

Most Read