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Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:18

Tumbleweed Theatre’s play an interactive experience

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Rehearsals are underway for Tumbleweed Theatre’s latest production called The Penny/Cash Wedding. Rehearsals are underway for Tumbleweed Theatre’s latest production called The Penny/Cash Wedding. Photo submitted

Tumbleweed Theatre is making a bold and original return to Evergreen Park in Brooks with its most ambitious production yet —The Penny/Cash Wedding — an original, locally-written and interactive three-part wedding complete with ceremony, meal, dance, and reception.

“This is our biggest cast yet and our most massive production we’ve ever done, the production team is taking over a large portion of the park to put our summer show on,” says Cathryn Krochak, president of the board of directors for Tumbleweed.
Tumbleweed stalwarts Nicole Jennissen and Rob Brown penned the script over a few writing sessions earlier this year. The pair last collaborated to write Tumbleweed’s, Casa De Coffee, which ran for six sold out shows in the fall of 2006.
“We thought early on this year that 2013 would be a focus on original work before heading back to some traditional material for our tenth year in 2014,” said Jennissen, who also directs The Penny/Cash Wedding.
The play concerns the nuptials of Jillian Penny and Martin Cash, and the coming together of the two families. From awful children and strange relatives, to men in chicken suits and other uninvited guests, The Penny/Cash Wedding presents one disaster after another for the happy couple.
Jennissen says after the first half ceremony, audiences will head to a tented reception area for the second half of the show.
“After the first half is a traditional ceremony, after intermission the second half opens up into a complete reception with food, DJ and music, cake cutting, speeches, bouquet and garter tosses,” she said.
With the production being a larger catered affair, tickets are not available at the door, rather only available in advance at Movie Experts, which is located next door to the Tumbleweed Theatre at 604 Cassils Rd.
The Penny/Cash Wedding runs July 11-13 and 18-20 in Evergreen Park in Brooks.
Showtime starts at 7 p.m. prompt.
Tumbleweed Theatre is in the midst of its ninth year in Brooks. Founded in 2004, Tumbleweed Theatre has produced more than 30 shows including the popular Homegrown Playwright’s Festival, now in its sixth year and its Shakespeare in the Park presentation, Little Bard on the Prairie, which Tumbleweed will return with in 2014.

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