Nehalem’s Riverbend Players promise a match made in heaven with their latest show, “Four Weddings and an Elvis,” which opens this Friday, March 15.
Written by Nancy Frick and directed by Jeff Slamal, this rollicking comedy tells the story of a not-so-lucky-in-love wedding chapel owner in Las Vegas and four of her most memorable weddings.
Sandy, the four-times-married, three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimony. The play chronicles four of her funniest weddings: Bev and Stan, who are getting married by John the Elvis impersonator as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant, aging stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by Lou, an aging Elvis, who doesn’t know who they are; and Marvin and Fiona a gentle postal worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive. Adding to the excitement, Fiona’s rough ex-boyfriend “Fist” turns up at the last minute to add a surprise twist.
The production stars Sedona Torres as Sandy, Patty Reksten as Bev, Tom Cocklin as Stan, Michael Dinan as John the Elvis impersonator, Linda Makohon as Vanessa and Dave Bell as Bryce, Patrick Dennis as Marvin, Margo McClellan as Fiona and Mike Sims as “Fist.”
The play runs through March 24, with performances at 7 pm on Friday, March 15, Saturday, March 16, and Saturday, March 23, as well as 2 pm matinées on Sunday, March 17 and 24.
All performances are at the NCRD Performing Arts Center, 36155 Ninth Street, Nehalem.
Tickets are $14 in advance at tickettomato.com or $17 at the door. This play is for mature audiences.