Detroit's African American interactive theater hit, Big Mama's Wedding, has extended its run through Jan. 9, productions sources told Playbill On-Line. Produced by the Nederlander family, Big Mama's Wedding was written by Second City actor Keegan Michael Key.
In this comedy, the entire theatrical space becomes the stage as audience members sit practically anywhere as guests of the "bride and groom." On some nights, audience members/wedding guests are challenged by the character Selman Watkins, father of the bride (Ron Foley), for arriving empty handed. "My daughter is getting married tonight," Foley's character yells, "so where in the hell are your gifts?".
"We want to take interactive theater to a new level," said actor Ron Foley in statement. "We want the action to start the moment they turn the corner into the Masonic Temple Parking lot."
Big Mama's Wedding plays Jan. 9 at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. There are matinee and evening performances and all Sunday shows are sold out except Jan. 2. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster.
-- By Murdoch McBride