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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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NEW RELEASE: Always a Bridesmaid. Celebrating the works of JONES, HOPE and WOOTEN

JONES HOPE WOOTEN are three of the most produced playwrights in America today (over 2,900 productions and counting). They have entertained millions on television, in film and on stages across the U.S. and around the world. Between them, they've written classic television, hit movies, Off-Broadway comedy and their plays are published exclusively by Dramatists Play Service, NYC.

Jessie Jones co-authored the Off-Broadway Southern-fried funeral comedy, DEARLY DEPARTED, which has become a perennial theatre favourite across the US and around the world. She also co-wrote its hit feature film adaptation, Kingdom Come, which was released by Fox Searchlight Films and starred LL Cool J and Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg.

Nicholas Hope, winner of the Texas New Playwrights' Award, was Director of Casting for Theatre Communications Group in New York, The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and ABC Television in New York and Los Angeles. With Jessie Jones, he wrote for the Emmy-winning Disney television series Teacher's Pet, starring Tony Award winner, Nathan Lane. Together with Jones and Wooten, Nicholas wrote for USA, WB, UPN, SYFY, Nickelodeon and Fox.

Jamie Wooten was a writer and producer for many seasons of the classic television series The Golden Girls, where he won the Writers Guild of America award. He co-created the CBS series, The Five Mrs. Buchanans, starring Oscar winner Eileen Heckart and Tony winners Judith Ivey and Harriet Harris. He was the executive producer of the Fox comedy, The Crew, NBC's For Your Love and UPN's Half & Half. A Billboard Award-winning songwriter, Jamie has written tunes for television and film.
The JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDIES have now entertained millions of theatre goers in America, Canada, Denmark, Japan, The Netherlands, Australia, Germany, Mexico, The Virgin Islands, England, Taiwan, Scotland and Kenya!

 

In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honour that vow. Libby Ruth, the hopeful romantic with the perfect marriage, believes—in spite of all evidence to the contrary—that her friends can find the very same happiness. Headstrong Deedra's "rock-solid" union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband of many years not only has a wandering eye, but the hands to match. Monette, flashy, high-spirited and self-involved, continues to test her friends' love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. And salt-of-the-earth, tree-hugging Charlie discovers—the hard way—that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents itself.


Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie are committed to the notion that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but real friendships last a lifetime. Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season.


ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, "Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?" If you've ever elbowed a stranger out of the way to catch a bride's bouquet, seriously questioned the mental stability of the duo saying "I do" or been forced to wear the world's ugliest bridesmaid dress, this deliriously funny JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDY is definitely for you…and your dearly beloved!
 

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