Four Weddings and an Elvis
A romantic comedy by Nancy Frick
Directed by Angie Ballard
Audition Dates: December 16 & 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The Strand Theatre – 217 East Superior, Alma
For a script, contact Angie at 989.763.2337.
Auditions will be the reading of scenes from the script.
Production dates: Feb 21 • 22 • 23
Feb 28 • 29 • March 1, 2020
Sandy, the four-times-married, three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies. In the hilarious Four Weddings and an Elvis, we witness four of her most interesting: Bev and Stan, who are getting married as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant former Hollywood stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive. However, the final wedding is the quirkiest of all: Sandy’s fifth and (hopefully) final wedding, which reveals an unexpected twist. Of course, this play about revenge, fame, and love wouldn’t be complete without an appearance by The King himself!
Sandy: The wedding chapel owner. Four-times married; three times divorced. Owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas. 40’s- 50’s (Appears in all the scenes)
Wedding #1 - The Payback
Bev: The angry bride. Recently dumped, Bev is intent on a revenge marriage, but with the benefit of actually loving the man she is using to get even. Mid to late 20’s.
Stan: The angry groom. Dumped by his wife, he is determined to marry the ex of the guy who got his gal. Still carrying a major torch for his former wife, revenge seems the right thing to do. Mid to late 20’s.
John: The Elvis minister who works next door. He is able to play Elvis at the drop of a sequined hat but has a sensitive, non-cynical side. 30’s-40’s
Wedding #2 – The Comeback
Vanessa: The older bride. A fading actress who saw her glory days in a beach-blanket-bongo, spy vs spy sitcom. 50’s with well-kept glamour.
Bryce: The older groom. A fading actor who wants to capture his bygone days when surfing against the soviets was his life. A one-time pretty boy, still a very well-groomed groom to be. 50’s.
Lou: The minister. A bit off in some ways, but watches well and has a faint remnant of when he was once an Elvis to be reckoned with. Late 60’s-70’s.
Wedding #3 – The Real Thing
Fiona: The bride – a tough ex-con. Fiona never got a chance to make life work. Bad home life, poor choice in friends, even worse choice in boyfriends. Now recently paroled and united with her postman pen-pal love. 30’s-40’s
Marvin: The groom is a gentle postal worker. Well versed in zip codes as he is in scriptures, Marvin knows to look on the inside and past the tattoos for an eternal companion. 30’s, 40’s
Fist: Scary friend of the bride. Obey the fist – he is a Cro-Magnon-type ex-felon who punches first and thinks about it the fourth, fifth…maybe sixth time. 30’s-40’s
Wedding #4 – Sandy & Ken: The Epilogue
All characters from previous scenes will reappear in this scene