Handsome Alice Theatre
Every night from 3 pm to midnight, 15-year old Quiverfull Christian Maranatha puts on her wedding dress and hopes that today will be the day her 28-year old groom Pete comes to claim her. Daddy, the pastor, sent her to the Pullmans’ house to wait until God tells him it’s time for her marriage. Maranatha is so excited to submit to Pete’s godly leadership and fill his quiver with arrows for Christ. But as her pre-wedding wait wears on, Maranatha finds herself confronted with questions her faith may not be able to answer. Is condemnation more righteous than compassion? If she has “hot shivers” for someone other than her fiancé, is that adultery? Is she making an idol of her nightly Chick-Fil-A shake?
Handsome Alice is proud to produce this play, with the generous support of Glitterverse Productions, after a successful premier at Northern Light Theatre in 2015. That production was recognized with 2016 Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (Rosemary Rose) and a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress (Arielle Rombough). The Good Bride is a nuanced exploration of faith in the context of religious fundamentalism.
Motel is an intimate, 50-seat venue located in the heart of downtown Calgary in the Centre Court of Arts Commons, across the hall from One Yellow Rabbit's Big Secret Theatre. This flexible black-box space is perfect for a wide range of activities including theatre, dance and music performances, visual art galleries, installations, readings, launches and more.
To inquire about renting this space, please contact Tuled Giovanazzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-294-7459
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