The Perfect Party

It's stressful isn't it? The cooking, the cleaning and oh, don't forget to wear something impressive. It's even more of a nerve-racking nightmare when you're doing it all for your future in-laws. Here's to hoping your father doesn't go all Father of the Bride on you. And if all else fails, you can always take notes on what not to do from Alan Ayckbourn's Roleplay. Join newly engaged Justin Lazenby and Lulie-Ann Jobson as they prepare a dinner celebration for their parents. Freaking out over the lost pudding fork, Julie-Ann goes into even more of a panicked frenzy when an exotic stripper named Paige shows up on Justin's doorstep to escape from her mobster boyfriend. Will Julie-Ann's conservative parents survive? Will Justin's mother be able to sober up before the night is over? Welcome to Hell. At least there will be laughs along the way. Don't forget to take notes. You may need them for your own dinner. Roleplay runs through July 25 at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth. Tickets are $15 to $30. For more information, call 817-784-9378 or visit stagewest.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: June 26. Continues through July 25, 2010
 
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