THE WEDDING STORY
by Julianne Homokay
STORYTELLER, a storyteller. A soothing presence. Male or female, doesn't matter, as long as hugs are inspired.
BRIDE, the "perfect" bride.
GROOM, the "perfect" groom.
(closing the volume) The End. Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite. What? You want to hear another one? But it’s a school night. Okay, okay, just this once. I’m such a pushover. What type of story shall we hear? (ad lib. if the audience yells out suggestions) How about a fairy tale for our times? A field of dreams fenced in by white picket, a story of the young man and woman we all hope to be someday? Too bad, that’s what you’re getting.
(The GROOM salutes.)
Uh, excuse us, Mr. Storyteller?
Excuse me a moment. (to BRIDE) Yes, what is it?
We didn’t exactly meet in high school.
Yes you did, it says so right here.
We met in a bar.
How nice. Well. For our purposes, let’s say you met in high school, shall we? (back to the kids) So. With the blessings of their compatible families, the young man and woman were to be Bride and Groom.
(to GROOM) Wait a minute. As I recall, you kept breaking it off.
Yeah. Then you’d want me back the minute I had a new boyfriend.
Look, will you play along? The children will have ample opportunity to be disillusioned later, let’s just have a nice bedtime story, okay? Okay. (to the children) AS I WAS SAYING, the preparations. They were to be married in a beautiful church—
(under his breath) Drive-thru chapel in Vegas.
(under her breath) Back room at the Star Dust Lounge.
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