If It's Not One Thing It's Your Mother by Helen Escott
At the Murphy and Ryan wedding, everyone is hiding a secret. But who is telling the truth? Grab a piece of wedding cake and get ready to do the Bird dance as hilarity ensues. There is nothing like a traditional Newfoundland wedding!
Elizabeth is desperate to move out, away from her controlling mother. When she spots a guy in the supermarket loaded down with cat food and frozen dinners, she sees her out. Six weeks later, we are at their wedding.
Sarah, the younger sister, dreams of living in Toronto, but both Elizabeth & her mother tell her that according to the Newfoundland 'Constitution’, the last child left living at home must stay and take care of their mother for the rest of her life.
This dream wedding soon turns into a nightmare when things don't go as planned. Combine a mother who can't let go, with a father who can't wait to let get, two daughters who want to run away, and two sons who refuse to leave the nest, and you have the mother of all plays!
If It's Not, One Thing, It's Your Mother, is a comedy that centers around Newfoundland tradition as it collides with a new generation.
Keywords: Comedy Newfoundland wedding
Run time: 120 minutes
Suitable for students 16+
Cast size: 7 actors
Male roles: 4
Female roles: 3
Casting note: Character ages range from 25 to 60s. "Jack" could be male or female.