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Lend Us Your Ears presents “Mary’s Wedding,” a pay-what-you-will play reading

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LEND US YOUR EARS, the reading series at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, presents Mary’s Wedding, the heartfelt dream play by Stephen Massicotte. that has become a Canadian standard and worldwide phenomenon. Mary’s dream remembrance of a lost love performs on February 3, 2024, at 2:00 pm.

The Pay-What-You-Will performance, directed by Mijo Stumpf, follows Mary and Charlie, two Canadian prairie kids whose initial meeting in a barn on a rainy day is revisited in Mary’s dream the night before her 1920 wedding to another man. The journey of their love, and the tragedy of Charlie’s World War I experiences, take the night-gowned Mary through the deep hold of that which is out of reach as she searches for permission to live further on and love others. Massicotte’s original vison has traveled the world from its prairie theatre origins, including adaptation into opera and Metis-specific versions. The joyous moments and true heartbreak of Mary’s Wedding are balanced in rewarding, surprising ways; the reading will be performed by talented local actors Spenser Stumpf, Sarah Miller and Riley Myers, and it contains adult languages, and adult situations.

LEND US YOUR EARS (with the mission: Good Plays Read Well) produces matinee readings with local actors in front of the curtains, with general admission seating and the audience choosing what it wants to pay. No reservations necessary and any questions can be directed to LUYE Artistic Director, Sean Walbeck (sean@gigglewax.com, 360-647-9242).

MARY’S WEDDING is presented by direct permission of playwright Stephen Massicotte. Scripts are available through Playwrights Canada Press.


February 3
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm