by Rosemary Rowe
co-produced with Glitterverse Productions
September 22 – October 1, 2016
Starring Arielle Rombough*
Directed by Trevor Schmidt*
Rosemary Rowe – Playwright
Trevor Schmidt – Production Design
Syd Gross – Original Costume Design
Carissa Sams* – Stage Manager
Alexandra Pritchard – Production Manager
Ayla Stephen – Producer
After a successful premier at Northern Light Theatre in 2015 the play was recognized with a 2016 Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (Rosemary Rose), and a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress (Arielle Rombough).
The Good Bride is a nuanced exploration of faith in the context of religious fundamentalism.
Every night from 3 pm to midnight, 15 year old Quiverfull Christian Maranatha puts on her wedding dress and hopes that today will be the day her 28 year old groom Pete comes to claim her. Daddy, the pastor, sent her to the Pullmans’ house to wait until God tells him it’s time for her marriage. Maranatha is so excited to submit to Pete’s godly leadership and fill his quiver with arrows for Christ. But as her pre-wedding wait wears on, Maranatha finds herself confronted with questions her faith may not be able to answer. Is condemnation more righteous than compassion? If she has “hot shivers” for someone other than her fiancé, is that adultery? Is she making an idol of her nightly Chick-Fil-A shake?