Cape May Stage is proud to announce a Stage Exchange Reading of a new play by Marlena Lustik,
Mother of the Bride?
 
NJPAC Stage Exchange kicks off its fifth season of innovative, new-play development with a sneak peek of two exciting plays including Mother of the Bride? by Marlena Lustik on
Friday, March 8, 2019, at the NJ PAC in Newark, NJ
at 6:30 PM.
 
Then join us on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 6:30 PM at NJPAC 
for a full dramatic reading of Mother of the Bride?, followed by a conversation with the cast, playwright, and director
Roy Steinberg.
 
Mother of the Bride? is the comic investigation of a
trans-gender (female to male) groom and his cisgender bride at a wedding in Cape May, New Jersey. The story revolves around the couple and their families that are from different worlds leading to conflicts in planning the wedding, secrets being reveled, and high emotions. Mother of the Bride? examines that not all relationships are cookie-cutter. Society, media, and our culture have created an image of romance and love. As a result, the idealizations of love and marriage have left people feeling alienated, inadequate, and incomplete. Our expectations of love and romance are extremely high, and often leave people broken hearted. George Sand once said, “There is only one happiness in this life, to love, and to be loved.”