“Journey’s End meets Talley’s Folly in Stephen Massicotte’s romance Mary’s Wedding, which uses a dream motif to tell its story of mismatched lovers—set against the backdrop of WWI—while weaving a theatrical spell of hope, regret and memory. . . The show works wonderfully, giving the Canadian scribe’s single-set two-hander a promising forecast for future productions where poignant love stories are welcome.” —Variety
“Massicotte’s play about love, separation and regret is an unpretentious winner—lyrical, warm and sweet spirited, a love story that avoids mushiness, a war story that doesn’t assault us with earnest speeches.” —Ottawa Citizen
Presented in a brand-new edition with a new introduction and updated script, revisit the play that is being produced over and over again throughout the world.
On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humor, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Together, they attempt to hide their love, galloping through the fields for a place and time where the tumultuous uncertainties of battle can’t find them. A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival.