A drama by Stephen Massicotte/Canada/2002
Directed by Anton Bentley
Season: Sept 12 to Oct 3
Matinees: Sept 13 & 20, 2pm
"The kind of play that makes you think and dream."
A poem, a valentine, a dream, this achingly beautiful love story tells the tale of Mary, who in dreams follows the man she loves as he rides off to war. Shimmering and lyrical, this play sweeps through you like a summer storm through a field of grass. When Mary and Charlie, filled with the passion, vulnerability, and impulsiveness of youth, unexpectedly find one another sheltering in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born. But the year is 1914, and Mary and Charlie must surrender their love and fate to the uncertainties of their tumultuous times. A play with a heart as big as the land that serves as its backdrop, Mary’s Wedding is a wonderfully tender, poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate.
A sleeper hit of the Enbridge playRites Festival in 2002, it took the world by storm. Ten years later, Massicotte's play has been produced around the world, from Calgary to Washington, from Edinburgh to Perth.Winner of the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, the 2002 Betty Mitchell Award for Best New Play, and the 2003 Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama at the Alberta Literary Awards.
"Puts you in the mind of the grand passion of Catherine and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, the vastness of their love mirroring the wild tangle of nature." —Washington Times