The Best Man

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The Best Man

What will the Bride do when she discovers her Groom is still madly in love with his Best Man?

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KordaZone Theater 2520 Seminole Street #unit a Windsor, ON N8Y 1X4 Canada

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The first of the From the Vault offerings for Korda's 2023 20th Anniversary Season is Christopher Lawrence Menard’s original comedy/drama hit The Best Man (2007). On the eve of her wedding, a young bride learns that her groom was once very much in love with his best man. Despite this, she goes through with the wedding. But the trip to the altar sees vows rewritten, beds revisited, and the bonds of matrimony turned upside down, as they all learn it is never as easy as saying, “I do.” Menard is the writer of the stage plays The View From Here (2010), the DRAG Trilogy (2010-2012), the short film Gary Blaze: The Devil Wears Product (2008), feature film Whatever it Was (2009), and the poetry collection at the end, beginnings: A Memoir in Poems (2022 from Black Moss Press). When The Best Man premiered at Korda in 2007, opening night included a special ceremony to wed two same-sex American couples on stage to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Civil Marriage Act legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada. These two symbolic unions took place nearly ten years before the US struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage. Wright, who co-directs this production, was inspired when he attended the show and the opening night weddings in 2007. In 2009, in response to bullying at his high school, Wright led a coalition that lobbied the Greater Essex County District School Board to create the area’s first ever Gay-Straight Alliance. Now, Menard and Wright are teaming up to bring The Best Man, updated slightly from its 2007 premiere, back to Korda’s stage and Windsor audiences. “A creative treat… The boy-has-girl-wants-boy story is compelling in a Three’s Company meets One Life To Live way.” – The Windsor Star

The April 20th Performance will be our Pay What You Can performance and all proceeds from the Sunday April 23rd performance will be donated to the Windsor Essex Pride Festival. If tickets are sold out for a performace don't fret, email to reserve them at the door and pay cash when you arrive.