Wedding Dance

Wedding Dance
by Dominic Taylor

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • |
  • 80 - 110 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: One multi-unit set can expand to represent a street corner bus-stop, an apartment overlooking the corner, a children's reading-room, and a hall for a wedding reception.

Wedding Dance
by Dominic Taylor

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Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • |
  • 80 - 110 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: One multi-unit set can expand to represent a street corner bus-stop, an apartment overlooking the corner, a children's reading-room, and a hall for a wedding reception.

Chuck meets Bessie after mugging her mama on the street to buy a wedding gift for a friend. Needing a wedding gift of her own, Bessie gets the money back with a surprising show of force. Can this be love? Wedding Dance is a highly original, comic boy-meets-girl fantasy that incorporates gospel music, hip hop, fairy tales, and refreshing reflection on contemporary morality.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Chuck meets Bessie after mugging her mama on the street to buy a wedding gift for a friend. Needing a wedding gift of her own, Bessie gets the money back with a surprising show of force. Can this be love? Wedding Dance is a highly original, comic boy-meets-girl fantasy that incorporates gospel music, hip hop, fairy tales, and refreshing reflection on contemporary morality.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 80 - 110 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: One multi-unit set can expand to represent a street corner bus-stop, an apartment overlooking the corner, a children's reading-room, and a hall for a wedding reception.

Published Reviews

"Graceful ... an imaginative tribute to love in an unlovely setting... Throughout the play, Taylor treats serious discussions about life, love and relationships with a delicate touch, then surrounds them with comedy."

Barbara Mackay, Washington Post

"Dominic A. Taylor's graceful Wedding Dance at the Kennedy Center's AFI Theater, is an imaginative tribute to love in an unlovely setting, and to the miracle of major collisions -- man and woman, mother and daughter, friend and friend -- without fatalities... One of Taylor's major themes is the viability of faith -- in love, in human nature, in God, in relationships -- but his play is anything but a heavy analysis of belief. Throughout the play, Taylor treats serious discussions about life, love and relationships with a delicate touch, then surrounds them with comedy. In his plot and characters, Taylor cleverly employs a hip-hop technique called 'flippin' the script' -- taking familiar concepts and reversing them to provide different meanings."

Barbara Mackay, Washington Post

Production History

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DEC 08, 2016 - DEC 10, 2016
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD United States
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD United States
MAR 15, 2008 - MAR 15, 2008
Marion High School
MARION, IN United States
Marion High School MARION, IN United States
APR 30, 2004 - APR 30, 2004
Green Oaks High School
Shreveport, LA United States
Green Oaks High School Shreveport, LA United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
African Continuum Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center
Washington, DC United States
African Continuum Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center Washington, DC United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Crossroads Theatre
New Brunswick, NJ United States
Crossroads Theatre New Brunswick, NJ United States
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JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
African Continuum Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center
Washington, DC United States
African Continuum Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center Washington, DC United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Crossroads Theatre
New Brunswick, NJ United States
Crossroads Theatre New Brunswick, NJ United States

Awards (2)

AT&T OnStage grant, 1997

Commissioned by the Goodman Theatre