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The Best Man

SHOW DATES

  • Friday, April 14, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m. Opening Night

  • Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 16, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m. Matinee 

  • Thursday, April 20, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can Night

  • Friday, April 21, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, April 23, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m.

  • Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m. Closing Night

PERFORMANCES AT

The KordaZone Theatre. 2520 Seminole Street. Windsor, Ontario.

 

TICKETS

  • $25.00 General Admission. 

  • Buy your tickets in advance at Eventbrite.

  • Facebook Event: Coming Soon.

CAST
JOEY WRIGHT as the groom

LAUREN STIERS as the bride

NIKOLAS PRSA as the best man

CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE MENARD as his boyfriend

NATALIE VRIESEN as the groom's sister & the bride's  maid of honour

TRACEY B. ATIN as the best man's mother

MATTHEW VRIESEN as the bride's ex

and ROULA KHAYAT in multiple roles

CREW

Writer Christopher Lawrence-Menard
Directors Joey Wright with Christopher Lawrence-Menard 
Producer by Tracey B. Atin
Stage Manager Eric Tulp
Poster / Program / Web Design Christopher Lawrence-Menard

CAST

Coming Soon.

SYNOPSIS:

The first of the From the Vault offerings is Christopher Lawrence Menard’s original comedy/drama hit The Best Man (2007). On the eve of her wedding, a young bride learns that her groom was once very much in love with his best man. Despite this, she goes through with the wedding. But the trip to the altar sees vows rewritten, beds revisited, and the bonds of matrimony turned upside down, as they all learn it is never as easy as saying, “I do.” Menard is the writer of the stage plays The View From Here (2010), the DRAG Trilogy (2010-2012), the short film Gary Blaze: The Devil Wears Product (2008), feature film Whatever it Was (2009), and the poetry collection at the end, beginnings: A Memoir in Poems (2022 from Black Moss Press). When The Best Man premiered at Korda in 2007, opening night included a special ceremony to wed two same-sex American couples on stage to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Civil Marriage Act legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada. These two symbolic unions took place nearly ten years before the US struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage. Wright, who co-directs this production, was inspired when he attended the show and the opening night weddings in 2007. In 2009, in response to bullying at his high school, Wright led a coalition that lobbied the Greater Essex County District School Board to create the area’s first ever Gay-Straight Alliance. Now, Menard and Wright are teaming up to bring The Best Man, updated slightly from its 2007 premiere, back to Korda’s stage and Windsor audiences.

 

“A creative treat… The boy-has-girl-wants-boy story is compelling in a Three’s Company meets One Life To Live way.” – The Windsor Star

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