Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Based extremely loosely on the Stephen Vincent Benet story Sobbin' Women," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers takes place on an Oregon ranch, maintained by Adam Pontabee and his six brothers. When Adam brings home his new bride Milly, she is appalled at the brothers' slovenliness and sets about turning these unwashed louts into immaculate gentlemen. During the boisterous barn-raising scene, the brothers get into a scuffle with a group of townsmen over the affection of six comely lasses. Yearning to become husbands like their big brother, they ask Adam for advice. Alas, he has been reading a book about the abduction of the Sabine Women (or, as he puts it, the Sobbin' Women); and, in order to claim their gals, Adam explains, the boys must kidnap them--which they do, after blocking off all avenues of escape. Vowing to remain on their best behavior, the boys make no untoward advances towards their reluctant female guests--not even during one of the coldest winters on record. Comes the spring thaw, the angry townsfolk come charging up the mountain, demanding the return of the stolen girls (who, by this time, have "tamed" their men). A happy ending is ultimately had by all in this delightful if politically incorrect concoction.

Performances:

July 29, 30, and August 1 at 7:30pm and July 31 at 2:00pm in the Upsala High School auditorium.

Tickets are $9 adults and $7 seniors & students.

Show Dates: 
Friday, July 29, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Director: 
Pam Schoon