“Always a Bridesmaid” runs March 7-10 at the Burford Theatre in Arkansas City. The play, an Ark Valley Players production, is directed and stage managed by Cowley alum (Meghann Parman Borum and Kyle Smith) and stars a Cowley alum (Denise Corbett) and a faculty member (Meg Smith). Former Cowley College theatre director Dejon Ewing is a founding member of the Ark Valley Players and is helping with set construction.

“Always a Bridesmaid”, a Jones Hope Wooten comedy and is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. New York.

Tickets are $12 with a special dinner and show cost of $28 to attend Saturday night. The play will take place at 7:30 p.m. each night with a 2 p.m. Sunday showing also available. Tickets are available at Schmidt Jewelers, at the door (except for the dinner) or online at www.arkvalleyplayers.com.

In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings…no matter what. More than 30 years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow.

Cast list:

Kari Ames-Bisette . . . Blanche Schmidt

Libby Ruth Ames . . . . Kim Tadtman

Sedalia Ellicott . . . . . . Crystal Layton

Monette Gentry . . . . . Sherry White

Charlie Collins . . . . . . . Meg Smith

Deedra Wingate . . . . . Denise Corbett

Production staff:

Lighting Design . . . . . . Katelynn Schulz

Sound Design . . . . . . . .Nathan Oesterle

Set Design . . . . . . . . . . Meghann Borum

Set Construction . . . . . Melodie Parman, Teresa Sprowls, Dejon Ewing, Sarah Long, Robbie Long, Kim Tadtman, Crystal Layton, Michelle Zakharov, and Donna Prichard

Stage Manager . . . . . . . Kyle Smith

Costume Design . . . . . . Melodie Parman, Meghann Borum

Props Management . . . Michelle Zakharov, Tim Zakharov

Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Zakharov

Publicity . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Zakharov

Program & Poster Design Michelle Zakharov

Box Office . . . . . . . . . . . .Blanche and Luke Schmidt, Schmidt Jewelers

Back Stage Crew . . . . . . Tim Zakharov, Michelle Zakharov

Photography . . . . . . . . . Leah Darnell, Hope Strader