This play has at its center a long lived theological premise, that being the Cardinal Sins. Yes, the Bridesmaids, each and every one, represents a Cardinal Sin. Not only that, since this is a comedy, it is quite along the Divine Comedy lines that they are each stuck in their sin. (Thank you Dante for continuing to edify us!). In other words, don't expect their problems to be solved as they entertain you.
Just in case you don't have them memorized, here you go:
One Bridsmaid Covets. She covets things, men, a dead woman's husband, etc. etc.
Another is full of Wrath. She's fun and funny, but boy can that anger just flip the switch. Luckily, we get to find out a part of why in Act II.
One Bridesmaid Lusts. She is so full of lust that she holds love at bay. The quintessential (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction! I have hope for her by the end.
Sloth is all over one of the Bridesmaids. So much so that she loves garbage, and I do mean loves it.
Finally, the last Bridesmaid is an out and out Glutton. She's so gluttonous that all she can do is eat and all she can think about is throwing up.
You could say that the usher, who is a really nice guy by all accounts, is perfect, but of course we know better.So we've accounted for 5 of the deadly sins, the venial sins to be exact (the minor sins). The last two -- the two that are actually the mortal sins are Pride and Envy. Those show up in the play, too, so I'll just let you stew on that and decide how yourself.
Tomorrow is your last chance!
Thank you everyone who supported this production in so many ways, not the least of which by coming and loving it. It's been a joy to see the twinkle in your eye.
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