When my wife and I found out that our first child was going to be a daughter, I'll admit that one of the first things that crossed my mind was the frightening fact that at some point in the next two, three, maybe four decades, I would likely have to pay for her wedding. We were just months removed from our own nuptials, a relatively modest ceremony that nonetheless must have put a serious dent in the in-laws' budget. That fear was probably partly based on the nightmarish--yet hilarious--ordeal that Steve Martin's character endures in planning and, gulp, footing the bill for his daughter's wedding to an upper-class guy that poor Dad hardly even knows in the 1991 film version of Father of the Bride. I couldn't bring myself to watch the sequel, but a new generation of theater-going parents can experience the ultimate parental anxiety--and laugh their asses off at it--as director Caroline Francke adapts Edward Streeter's 1949 novel for the stage at Richardson Theatre Centre, 2701 N. Custer Parkway, Suite 718. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 18. Tickets are $20 to $22. Call 972-699-1130 for reservations and more information.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: June 18. Continues through July 15, 2010