Control freak Amber is getting married to easygoing Scott, and she's going nuts trying to organize the perfect wedding. Her goofball siblings Keith and Frankie aren't helping, and her pushy mother won't listen to her. Then Mom comes up with an inspired idea: a double wedding with Amber and Scott, and with crabby Grandpa and his slightly senile girlfriend Bonnie. Keith, entrusted with finding musical entertainment for the wedding, mistakenly hires two exotic dancers (and accidentally proposes to beefy bridesmaid Donna along the way). Amber's frustration mounts as her neat and tidy plans go out the window. Can Amber’s family help her learn to relax and enjoy life? “It's My Wedding, Dear Grandpa” is filled with funny lines and sight gags that will leave your audience laughing all the way to the altar! Approximately 90 minutes. One simple set.
Also see: “Happy Birthday, Dear Grandpa” and “Merry Christmas, Dear Grandpa.” This show is the third in the series, however, it can be produced independently from the previous plays.
With Playwright Michal Jacot
What inspired you to write this play?
My two previous “Grandpa” plays, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR GRANDPA and MERRY CHRISTMAS, DEAR GRANDPA are very popular. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from groups that have done them. Since MERRY CHRISTMAS, DEAR GRANDPA mentions Amber’s upcoming wedding, it just seemed natural to continue their story.
What's your favorite part or line in the play? Why?
I really like all the squabbling between Frankie and Keith. But I think my favorite part is the banner. That’s a terrific sight gag when it’s unrolled!
Where did the characters come from? Are they based on people you know?
They are based on little bits and pieces of various people we all know: the guy who constantly cracks dumb jokes, the snarky sister, the pushy mother, the crabby and senile senior citizens. I know people like this, but I also hope that a lot of people watching the show can relate to some of the characters.
What did you try to achieve with this play?
I suppose I should give some lofty answer about the magic of theater, but the truth is, I like to make people laugh. It’s the most awesome sound in the world and I love hearing it!
Do you have anything else you'd like to add?
My friend (and fellow playwright) Scott Haan often gets name-dropped in my plays. If I need a name for a character, my go-to is always “Scott.” I’m glad his name isn’t Theopholous, because that would be a drag to try to spell.