In its 49th season, The Golden Chain Theatre will proudly presents its summer melodrama, “Males Order Bride,” set in Denver, circa 1870.
Four lonely townsmen are looking for love and seek the assistance of a shady lawyer to acquire mail order brides. Unbeknownst to them, the lawyer and his accomplice have other plans … plans of wedding and “deading” them in order to make away with as much of their inheritances as possible.
As the plot unfolds (and the plan falls apart), the hilarity ensues. Try to keep up with the characters and costume changes as one actress is challenged with playing four separate roles to convince these innocent men to marry her.
Directed by Stephanie Brock and Robyn Wages, the show boasts a wonderful cast of area actors who are every bit as crazy as the plot line.
Males Order Bride opens Friday, June 10 and will play Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. for three weekends. Tickets are available online at www.goldenchaintheatre.org or by calling the box office at (559) 683-7112. Box office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and an hour before each show.
The next show up after “Males Order Bride” is “Dearly Departed,” a hilarious comedy set in the deep south. This show had a wonderful turnout for auditions and will begin rehearsing in the next week.
“Wonderful things are happening here at the Golden Chain,” said Musical Director James Mierkey. “We are seeing an incredible amount of support in the way of patrons coming to shows and people wanting to be involved in the productions here. There is something for everyone, but this is what it’s all about … we are a community theater and it could not happen without an incredibly devoted group of volunteers and the support we have received from our beautiful community.”
GCT has a rich history of presenting melodrama and historical theater, and to pay homage to that legacy, a melodrama is staged every summer where patrons can come enjoy free popcorn and other treats and beverages, as well as an entertaining show where audience members can “boo” and “hiss” for the villain and cheer for the hero.