Productions - But Not For Love
(October 12 - 28, 2012)
Directed by Richard Jackson
We are excited to be co-producing this production with The Flower Shop Project.
A double wedding. Two couples - one straight, one gay - divided over what their ceremony
should mean to themselves or anyone else. A lonely minister who has a secret of her own. A
policeman torn between the picket line outside the church and the ceremony he’s obliged to
protect. A protester with ties to the bride and the grooms, who’s willing to throw rocks through
stained glass windows to keep the vows from taking place.
Eleanor and Ephram, sister and brother, are both getting married on the same day. And they’re
each getting married to a man. While protesters, policemen and a TV news crew gather
outside the church, inside the couples are split over what their day and their ceremony means.
Patrick, Ephram’s groom, agrees with Eleanor that they all need to make a statement by
getting married. But Roland, Eleanor’s groom, and Ephram both just want a simple ceremony
and a quiet day.
Another attraction begins to blossom between the female minister, known as the Duchess, and
one of the policemen standing guard over the church, Duke.
Meanwhile, outside among the protesters, Patrick’s younger brother Jacob hurls a rock
through the stained glass window in an effort to keep the wedding from taking place. When the
rock draws blood, one couple may not end up getting married today, or any other day.
“Men have died from time to time,
And worms have eaten them,
But not for love.”
- As You Like It, William Shakespeare
Cast: Erica Fields, Shawn Eric Hoffman, Foster Johns, Jen Rand, Paul Rutledge, Jeremiah
Stich, and Carl Atiya Swanson
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Families, the campaign to defeat the amendment that would
limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Minnesota.
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a freedom that we should exclude some families from- love is
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