Always a Bridesmaid at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre


Summer is a popular time for weddings, and Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre of Carthage is thrilled to present a comedic look at one such event.  Always a Bridesmaid, written by the deliriously funny trio of Jones-Hope-Wooten and presented by special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service, Inc., New York, NY, will be showing August 16, 17, & 18 and 23, 24, & 25.

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 matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making “the long walk” for each other, determined to honor that vow. Libby Ruth, the hopeful romantic with the perfect marriage, believes—in spite of all evidence to the contrary—that her friends can find the very same happiness. Headstrong Deedra's “rock-solid” union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband of many years not only has a wandering eye, but the hands to match. Monette, flashy, high-spirited and self-involved, continues to test her friends’ love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. And salt-of-the-earth, tree-hugging Charlie discovers—the hard way—that marital bliss is not at the end of her rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents itself. 

Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season. Always a Bridesmaid is the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, “Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?”

Directed by Betsy Fleischaker, the cast includes veteran performers Misty Hammer, Shannon Wendt, Sheri Browne, Susie Lundy, Judy Boyd, and Gloria Southard.

The dinner menu includes spinach pasta salad with teriyaki dressing, chicken with mushroom sauce & wild rice, delicious green beans, fluffy dinner roll, and peach cobbler with ice cream.

Reservations may be made by calling the theatre at 417-358-9665.  Visit our website at for ticket prices and show times. Our shows have been selling out, so we encourage you to make yourreservations as soon as possible. 

For more information, call the theatre at 417-358-4300.

Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre is a stone’s throw west of Carthage at 2466 Old 66 Boulevard (old Route 66 west of the golf course). 

When and Where?

August 23-25

2466 Old Route 66 Blvd, Carthage, Missouri, 64836