The Wedding Story script
Synopsis: The Wedding Story” is a play told by a storyteller, bride, and groom. The storyteller is reading a story out of a book to an audience of children. Wanting to tell them a happy love story keeps being interrupted by the bride and groom. They keep correcting him on how the story really goes until he gets fed up. Angry, he tells a horrified comical version of their love story that does not have a happy ending.

STORYTELLER:
The bride put Martha Stewart to shame as she had the evening designed to the last detail—

GROOM:
(to BRIDE) Ha! That really sounds like you.

STORYTELLER:
--from the linen napkins to the centerpieces of purple freesia and Italian ruscus.

BRIDE:
(to GROOM) I think he was invited to someone else’s wedding.

GROOM:
And why is he assuming the bride always has the taste? Does it never occur to anyone that the groom might want to participate? I worked my way through law school as a floral designer, that’s how I know freesia is all wrong for a centerpiece, except maybe as an accent flower.

BRIDE:
You were a floral designer?

GROOM:
You need to base your arrangement on a more substantial bloom, like a lily or an orchid.

BRIDE:
Brad, is there something you want to tell me?

STORYTELLER:
Actually, there is something I want to tell these youngsters so they can get to bed at a decent hour. THE STORY.

BRIDE:
Well huffy huff huff.

STORYTELLER:
SO, they had their flawless reception for 300 guests at a turn-of-the-century inn in Vermont

BRIDE:
You know, we’re not from Vermont . We’ve never even been to Vermont .

STORYTELLER:
--at which all had a delightful time.

GROOM:
(to BRIDE) What do you mean is there something I want to tell you?

STORYTELLER:
Immediately following the splendid reception—

BRIDE:
I mean, is there something you haven’t been honest with me about? With yourself about?

GROOM:
Like what?

STORYTELLER:
The bride, at the tender age of 24—

(The GROOM laughs out loud.)

WHAT? WHAT’S SO FUNNY?

GROOM:
She’s not even close to 24.

STORYTELLER:
Now just wait a minute here, Buster Brown, whose story is this?

BRIDE/GROOM:
Ours.

STORYTELLER:
Wrong. This is a fairy tale, I’m going for prototypes.

BRIDE:
But I’m 35.

STORYTELLER:
In this story, you’re 24. The average American woman gets married at 24.

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Julianne Homokay

Julianne began her career as a musical theatre performer following a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Point Park University. After a year in the Pittsburgh cast of NUNSENSE, many silly theme park shows, dinner theatre gigs too scary to mention and a stint in a hen suit, Julianne turned her focus to writing, eventually completing an MFA at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, studying under John O'Keefe, Julie Jensen, and the late, beloved Davey Marlin-Jones. Julianne has performed at such theatres as Mill Mountain in Roanoke, VA, the Fulton in Lancaster, PA, and here in town at SkyPilot Theatre and the Secret Rose. As a playwright, the theatres she has been read or produced at include Venus Theatre (Laurel, MD,) Mill Mountain, the Fulton, American Theatre of Actors (New York,) the Blank (Los Angeles,) the William Inge Center for the Arts, Ensemble Studio Theatre (New York,) the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, SkyPilot Theatre, the Secret Rose and Whitefire Theatre (Sherman Oaks). She has directed and/or produced several original plays, and has served as a literary manager, dramaturg and theatre professor. Currently, she is an Arts Minister at the Parish Church of St. Mark, works on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, and is enrolled in the Fundraising and Institutional Development program at UCLA. She is an Active Member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and represented by the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency in New York. more…

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