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Taking a Chance on Love

Double Wedding

4 men, 5 women - one interior contemporary set


    This delightful comedy was the winner of the National ScriptWorks Competition of the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre and premiered there in 2006.  It introduces three generations of the dynamic Rutledges of Charleston.  


     He invites them all to a weekend gathering at the Rutledge home on Kiawah Island 

A Romantic Comedy

“ . . . an engaging script full of humor and insight. Taking A Chance On Love features lovable, zany characters who, for all their foibles, do follow their hearts. The result is entertaining and satisfying.”                 

                                            - Asheville Citizen-Times

A Romantic Comedy

     Newspaper editor, Edgar, is weighing an offer from the powerful Gannett Company to buy the family’s 80-year-old newspaper.  While he and his mother, Margaret, are the major shareholders, his two ex-wives, Roxana and Adele, also are part owners.

By the time an earlier lovey-dovey interview with the sets of almost-newly-weds appears in print, nobody is speaking to anybody, and the weddings are off.  But Cupid has more tricks in his quiver, and manages to thaw the ice–although Cupid’s plans are not at all like those of the mere mortals who made marriage plans to begin with.

     Double Wedding is a delightful romp and will resonate with all who’ve been in love and contemplated marriage. 

     This entertaining and fast-paced comedy is a sequel to Taking A Chance On Love and picks up where the earlier play ends.  

     While all things are aligned for the forthcoming remarriage of newly-retired Edgar Rutledge to his much-loved second wife, Adele, she wants to delay the nuptials until after the upcoming promotional tour for her new book.  

     Edgar agrees, but then Adele’s tour manager, the handsome and charming Vyvyan Zane Grey, arrives on the scene and it’s clear that his interest in Adele is more than professional.  Meanwhile, Edgar’s son, Ned, and fiancée, Madeleine, are planning their own wedding and invite Ned’s grandmother, Margaret, and her new beau, Kiki (Madeleine’s former husband, no less), to make it a double wedding. 

  

         

     When it turns out that Madeleine is French–and nearly as old as Ned’s mother, Roxana, things turn topsy-turvy.  The merriment is heightened by the unexpected arrival of beautiful femme fatale, Solange, Madeleine’s daughter, who makes a play for Edgar who’s busy being smitten again with wife number two, Adele.  

     In the midst of all this, Cupid’s arrow catches 75-year-old Margaret totally unaware when Madeleine’s ex-husband, Kiki, arrives and falls madly in love with her.  It’s an intergenerational and saucy excursion into the realm of romance. Everybody in Taking A Chance On Love is in love with somebody else on stage, but not necessarily the “logical” person. 

     The delightful plot meanderings and unexpected twist at the end make this a memorable evening of fun and laughter. 

 3 men, 5 women

 one interior contemporary set

near Charleston to make a decision and to celebrate the engagement of son, Ned, to new fiancée, Madeleine, whom none of them has met.

C. Robert Jones

        Playwright

 

   In the midst of this, Edgar learns that his new novel will be published by Random House, and sexy editor, Ramona Ramiriz, thinks he ought to come to New York to work with her on the revisions.  Jealously rears its ugly head as Edgar agrees.  After all, Adele will be away on tour with Vyvyan. What’s good for the goose . . .   

     As Edgar’s and Adele’s wedding  plans teeter on the brink, Madeleine has doubts about Ned’s maturity, and Kiki refuses to live off of Margaret’s considerable fortune.