Golden Chain Theatre’s latest production, melodrama “Males Order Bride,” opened last weekend to rave reviews.
Set in Denver, circa 1870, it’s the tale of four lonely townsmen seeking love. They seek advice from a shady lawyer on the acquisition of mail order brides, but unbeknownst to the four, this lawyer and his accomplice - a New York actress - plan on wedding and “deading” them for their inheritances.
Four grooms-to-be, but only one bride-to-be, with one actress playing four separate roles to convince these men to marry her leads to hilarious dialogue.
As the plot unfolds, the craziness ensues. 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” plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. for the next two 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.
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.