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Father of the Bride, by Caroline Francke
Old School
Tuesday, August 17, 2004
1.0
This is the kind of show in which all men share a certain no-nonsense approach to life, and all women share certain romantic desires. The whole story hinges on the assertions that all women want big weddings; all men oppose them, and that weddings are barbaric rituals in which women come before their tribe to stake a public claim on their men, so that when the men inevitably stray, someone will send them back where they belong.

This sort of thing plays better to older folks who grew up taking these comic gender tropes for granted. People under 30, however, unless they grew up in very conservative households, will probably be puzzled or put off by these too-easy stereotypes.

And at this distance from the story's origin, they may also be unnecessarily irked by Bill Wilson, playing the title role of Stanley Banks, an his apparent cheapness. Wilson describes himself as a "thrifty and frugal man," and yet nearly has a coronary every time a bill comes in. He seems like a jerk and a tightwad, much like the entire production.

Yuck.

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