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The Wedding Of The Century

    by Devon Williamson


       

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Comedy Play Script: 'The Wedding Of The Century' by Devon Williamson

Synopsis


Welcome to the Rest in Peace Rest Home, the place 'they are dying to get in and dying to get out'. Sister Dorothy, a 99-year-old nun, gets a shock when her prayers are disturbed by the sudden appearance of a 'satanic' figure in her room; visiting Goth girl Jessica.

Jessica, who has arrived to pursue a school project, cheerfully assures Dorothy that she will not make it to her 100th birthday next week. But Sister Dorothy has a shock of her own in store for Jessica, as well as wacky chums Nelly and Phyllis, along with snobby rest home owner Maxine. Not only does she intend to make it to her birthday, the nun declares that her one wish is to get married on the big day.

Everyone is puzzled by who she has in mind for a bridegroom but Dorothy insists she has faith that it will all end well. Even the formidable Mother Superior Pat is unable to dissuade the errant nun. Dorothy knows exactly who she has in mind to marry, and it all goes back to her long-cherished memories of Aditya, the handsome young chai wallah (tea seller) she met in India in 1938. 

All of which means the madcap antics of this sparkling comedy end in a surprising and utterly romantic twist. 
 

Duration

120 mins approx

Characters

(2m, 7f)

  • Sister Dorothy 99, a nun, turning 100 years old on Thursday, serene, resolute, kind, was a missionary in India in the late 1930’s when she was in her 20s, lives in the rest home due to a shortage of beds at her convent
  • Maxine - 30s - 40s, stressed out, ambitious rest home manager struggling to bring respect and success to her business
  • Jessica - 16, spirited, fun loving, brash, gothic, high school student who has chosen Dorothy as the focus of her social study project, upbeat and endearing
  • Chai Wallah - 20s, street tea seller who made a powerful impression on Sister Dorothy when she was a young Nun in India in the 1930’s
  • Nelly - 80s, Dorothy’s friend, rest home resident, was the first female editor of the National Conspirator newspaper, survived three bucket lists and is now living each day for the immediate enjoyment it can deliver, brash, fun-loving and spirited
  • Phyllis - 80s, rest home resident, Nelly’s right-hand woman, formerly a hospital nurse and Avon cosmetics saleswoman, her memory is not what it once was, and she often falls asleep when the topic of conversation moves away from her
  • Mother Pat - 50s, the Mother Superior of Dorothy’s convent,  domineering and devout woman, strong Irish accent is encouraged but optional
  • Kushla - 20s-40s, one-half of the fabulous Taj Mahal Wedding Planners Company, highly fashionable, efficient, professional
  • Raphael - 20s-40s, other fabulous member of the Taj Mahal Wedding Planners Company, highly fashionable, efficient, and professional... but also very highly strung

       

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For other areas please contact Devon Williamson

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