Four Weddings and An Elvis
Elvis is back in town, according to B. Lee Drew, director of Waimea Community Theatre’s Spring production, Four Weddings and an Elvis, which will take to the stage of Waimea’s historic Parker School Theatre on May 17, 2013. The romantic comedy by Nancy Frick premiered in 2010 and has quickly become a popular comedy vehicle.
Nothing is easy in Sandy’s Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, where Sandy struggles with wedding misfits, erratic Elvis impersonators, serial marriages, uncooperative décor and a host of other problems while attempting to provide Las Vegas’ nuptial prospects with cheerful and convenient matrimony on the fly.
Andy Kunellis plays ‘Sandy’, the Master of Wedding Ceremonies. Prospective brides include washed up TV star ‘Vanessa’, played by Anjalisa Aitken, ‘Bev’, a matrimonial aspirant with ambivalent motives, played by Susie Henneke, and ‘Fiona’, portrayed by Jada Rufo, a tattooed ex-con who hopes to escape her past.
Grooms-to-be include Stan, the jilted divorcee, brought to life by the show’s Director, B. Lee Drew, ‘Bryce’ (John Sucke), a fading Hollywood personality with a plan to jump start his comatose career, and ‘Marvin’ (Ricky Delorey), a cheerful postal worker hoping to capture the woman of his dreams.
Aspiring Elvis impersonator ‘Lou’ is played by Bill Cruise, while ‘John’, a younger Elvis rival, is portrayed by Dylan Brennan. Victor Pangan appears as ‘Fist’, a prison escapee hoping to retrieve his ex-girlfriend.
In spite of, or perhaps because of, their bizarre motivations, some of the characters find unexpected resolutions through the machinations of Sandy’s Wedding Chapel.
The play will be performed on weekends from May 17-26, with Friday and Saturday curtain times at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinees beginning at 3:00pm. Tickets range from $10 for children to $15 for adults, with discounts for senior, military and students.
Tickets are available at the box office prior to each show and can also be purchased in advance from cast members or from Waimea General Store and Without Boundaries in Waimea, and from Suite Possibilities in Kailua-Kona.
Additional information can be obtained by calling WCT (885-5818) or by visiting Waimea Community Theatre & Chorus on Facebook or on the web at waimeacommunitytheatre.org The play is presented by special arrangement with
Samuel French Inc. 45 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010