Three more shows!
THE GOOD BRIDE by Rosemary Rowe
October 16-24, 2015 (Preview October 15)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue
The critics agree!
Check out our three stellar reviews from the Edmonton Journal, Vue Weekly and After the Houselights Theatre Blog.
“Rombough’s tour de force comic performance is believable at every turn.”
"Rosemary Rowe’s The Good Bride is among the most sharp, funny scripts about faith you’re likely to find: as a critique of a belief system it’s skillful, aimed not at the believer but the power and gender dynamics it justifies, and of a teenager’s uncertainty in the face of adulthood’s mysteries."
"What’s been written about the experience of women who follow the Independent Baptist faith makes it seem as though they have blind obedience to their faith, but The Good Bride shows the humanity of someone who does truly believe but has to reconcile the questions she has with her faith. ....Arielle nails that sense of being boy-crazy, being cooped up in a room for 9 hours a day, and nervous energy coming from not knowing what’s next for her. Not to mention her comedic timing delivering Maranatha’s lines about the questions she has about sex with all the seriousness of a 15-year-old on the verge of getting married."
AFTER THE HOUSE LIGHTS
Audience Feedback has been outstanding!
Here’s a sampling of what our audiences have been saying about the show:
Last night we saw The Good Bride, from Northern Light Theatre, directed by Trevor Schmidt and written by Rosemary Rowe. It is a one-woman show, splendidly carried by the faerie-like Arielle Rombough. The premise is that 15-year-old Maranatha is waiting, in her wedding dress, at another parishioner's house, for her 29-year-old bridegroom to be brought to her by her father, the pastor of a strange contemporary Baptist sect (think the Duggars). Therefore watch, for you do not know the day, nor the hour." Matthew 25:13. She is to be ready between the hours of 3 pm and midnight every day in her homemade wedding dress, waiting. At first, Maranatha is a giggling bundle of nervous delight…but as the days go on, she begins to fray, and the dress begins to reek.. The playwright deftly shows us what a sojourn into the wilderness can exact upon a person, without ever condemning her faith or her purpose. Want to see what Sterling award level performance and direction and writing looks like? Walk, don't run….and get your tickets! This is A MARVELLOUS THEATRE EXPERIENCE.
– Janice MacDonald
Here's something, @NLTEdmonton's THE GOOD BRIDE has me thinking about Keeping Sweet, Niqabs, and the patriarchy... #yegtheatre Good show!
- Kristen Finlay
Loved chatting with @savanna_harvey about @NLTEdmonton's The Good Bride & hey! It's on video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GrVkIkgsaw …
- Jenna Marynowksi
Hey, Christian people in Edmonton who like theatre should go see @NLTEdmonton 's the Good Bride. Brilliant and thought provoking.
– Dan Taylor
Well worth seeing.
- Laurel Sproule
… phenomenal show. I was riveted. You cats at NLT need to have a round of back pats...or (more fittingly) hand jobs.
– Cody Porter
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