All-female theatre company raising curtain on southern comedy
An all-women theatrical company that was founded last year in Hudson will debut its sophomore production next week.
Stone Soup Productions, a company dedicated to producing plays featuring predominately female leads, will unveil its second offering with the twoact comedy, Always a Bridesmaid. The show, written by American playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, will run from September 11– 21 at the Hudson Village Theatre.
Always a Bridesmaid tells the tale of four southern belles who on the night of their high school prom, swear to be in each other’s weddings no matter what. The play opens more than thirty years later as the friends relentlessly keep their vows, for better or for worse. Called a ‘marriage-go-round, laugh out loud journey’ the play follows the beleaguered bridesmaids as they attempt to navigate the not always blissful waters of love and matrimony.
Jones, Hope and Wooten, known col- lectively by their last names, are three of the most widely produced playwrights in the U.S. and have dedicated themselves to writing southern comedy.
Their plays are known for their crisp, clever humor and for not always taking obvious plot lines.
Stone Soup Productions was founded by local actors Donna Byrne, Karen Burgan and Irene Osprey. The women say they formed the theatre group “because acting, directing, and writing opportunities don’t come knocking at the door.” Especially for women actors. The three say their goal is to promote women of all ages and in all aspects of theatre. And though they don’t exclude men, the company focuses on plays with a female majority cast.
Always a Bridesmaid will run with evening and matinee performances from Sept. 11- 21, at the Hudson Village Theatre, 28 Wharf Rd. For tickets call the box office at 450 458-5361. For information about Stone Soup Productions go to: www.stonesouproductions.com.