NAC English Theatre Presents THE WEDDING PARTY
Babs Asper Theatre January 30 - February 9

NAC English Theatre Presentation
The Wedding Party
by Kristen Thomson
based on the characters created by
Trish Lindström, Tony Nappo, Moya O’Connell, Tom Rooney and Bahia Watson
Directed by Chris Abraham
A Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and Talk is Free Theatre (Barrie, ON) Production
January 30 – February 9, 2019

January 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “What brings many pleasures and belly laughs is the convention of performers character-swapping at a dizzying rate, ranging across genders, nationalities and ages." Toronto Star

What do estranged twins, Moldovan circus performers, a Bernese mountain dog and several bottles of expensive champagne have in common? In The Wedding Party, the answer is nothing . . . and everything!

Save the date for this wild romp through that most stressful and bizarre of rituals – the joyous, hellish and often alcohol-fuelled post-wedding reception. This comedic tour-de-force features an astonishing cast of the country’s leading actors as they bust a move on the dance floor, drink too much, and try to get along.

“There’s nothing more exciting than seeing an actor absolutely killing a role. Tom Rooney and his co-stars demonstrate they are absolute masters of the craft, sharing 40 parts between the six of them, all for our delight.” – Jillian Keiley, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director.

Careening between a shambolic war of compliments, fraying nerves and a mind-blowing, character-swapping cast of dozens, The Wedding Party will have you entirely complicit in the chaos! 

Featuring Jason Cadieux, Virgilia Griffith, Trish Lindström, Moya O’Connell, Tom Rooney and Kristen Thomson.

The creative team includes Playwright Kristen Thomson; Director Chris Abraham; Set Designer Julie Fox; Sound Designer Thomas Ryder Payne; Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell; Costume Designer Ming Wong; Video Designer Zack Russell; Stage Manager Melissa Rood; and Assistant Stage Managers Jane Honek and Madison Kalbhenn.

The Wedding Party
January 30 – February 9, 2019
Babs Asper Theatre

Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31
Friday, February 1

The Wedding Party Points of View:
Saturday, February 2 at 12:45 p.m. in NAC Salon
A chance to engage more deeply with this production through an encounter with two special guests, each offering their own unique perspective on the piece.

Wednesdays, February 6 and Thursday, February 7.
Stay in your seats for a post-show question-and-answer session with cast members of The Wedding Party.

Performance Schedule:

7:30 p.m. nightly Wednesday, January 30 through Saturday, February 2

and Tuesday, February 5 through Saturday, February 9;
Saturdays February 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.;

Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m.
(no performance Monday.)

From $29 to $89

Tickets are available:

  • Online on the NAC’s website:
  • In person at the NAC Box Office at 1 Elgin Street
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets**
  • By telephone 1-888-991-2787**
    **A service charge applies to all purchases made through Ticketmaster.

Groups of 10 or more contact or visit

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Sean Fitzpatrick
Communications Officer, English Theatre
National Arts Centre
613 947 7000 x389;
toll free 866 850 2787 x389


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