It’s every girl’s dream to catch the wedding bouquet and be next in line for a lifetime of living happily ever after, but how many times must you catch the bouquet before you get the prize?
West Hamilton resident Krista McNaughton brings that question to life with her one-woman comedy, 11 Times, which debuts at The Pearl Company Winter Theatre Festival Feb 1. The show is directed by Melanie Hrymac.
The winter festival also features former Blue Rodeo keyboardist Bob Wiseman and his hit one-man musical comedy Actionable, and Bruce Gooch’s Trashman’s Dilemma, a futuristic post-apocalyptic story.
McNaughton describes 11 Times as a comical and heart-warming tale of a young woman who thought she was doomed to catch the bouquet forever.
“The story follows her in search of her perfect wedding dress, and to prove everyone wrong,” said McNaughton.
She said parts of the show are semi-autobiographical, but added that every woman will relate through their own past experiences, and those of friends and relatives.
“Lots of my friends who are in long-term relationships talk about their weddings, and a lot of them have almost everything planned out,” said McNaughton. “The boyfriends have no idea. I thought it would be funny to take it to the next level.”
The Pearl Company Winter Festival opens Thursday Jan. 31 and runs for two weekends. Tickets to each show are $15 and can be ordered online at www.thepearlcompany.ca or by phone at 905-524-0606.