A Groom’s Folly

Written by:

Sue Higgs

Cast Size:
13

Roles For:

  • Men: 6
  • Women: 7

Genre:

Comedy
Drama

Themes:

Family
Wedding

Length:

60 min.

Year Written:

2015

Synopsis:

A Groom’s Folly is set in the 1940s and is about Harry and Lilly’s wedding day. But there is a problem: if Lilly’s widowed father has his way, the wedding will not take place. He is a self-centered man and relies on Lilly to do all his chores as well as work in his shop. When he’s unable to talk her out of the marriage, he resorts to lies to discredit the groom, which Lilly doesn’t believe, so he schemes to prevent Harry from showing up at the church.” (From the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre Online Catalogue.)

Characters:

EDGAR BUTTLE: Father of three; extremely bossy and self-centered

ROSE BUTTLE: Eldest daughter; unmarried teacher

DAISY BUTTLE: Middle daughter; married with one child; pregnant

LILLY BUTTLE: Youngest daughter; bride-to-be

HARRY BRENNAN: Groom

AUNT MYRTLE: An optimist; Edgar’s widowed sister

AUNT EUNICE: A pessimist; Edgar’s sister

UNCLE GEORGE: Harry’s uncle and best man

OLIVE STILLWELL: Stillwell patriarch

HERB STILLWELL: Olive’s brother

MINISTER: Small role

BEVERLY: Harry’s sister (very small role)

FRANK STILLWELL: Olive’s youngest brother

First Produced:

2015, Eastern Shore Players at Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte, NS

Resources:

A Groom’s Folly is available through the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre Online Catalogue.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

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