The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding at The Weekend Theater in Little Rock, ARBy Carson McCullers.

May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2015.

Directed by Margaret Pierson Bates.


Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and the Donaldson Award in 1950 for best play,The Member of the Wedding is based on the Carson McCullers multi-award winning novel by the same name. The play set during World War II takes place over a few days in late August, 1945. It tells the poignant story of 12-year-old tomboy, Frankie Addams, who, like many pre-pubescents, feels disconnected from everything in the world; in her words, an “unjoined person.” Frankie’s mother has died in childbirth, and her widowed father is a distant, vacuous figure who has no idea of the anxiety his daughter is experiencing. Her closest companions in her small racially divided hometown are the family’s African American housekeeper and surrogate mother to Frankie, Berenice Sadie Brown, and her six-year-old pesky cousin, John Henry West. She has no other friends in her deeply southern birthplace and dreams of going away with her soldier brother and his bride-to-be on their honeymoon in the Alaskan wilderness. Frankie Addams desperately wants to become “joined” with the newlyweds in The Member of the Wedding.

Contains adult language and situations.



Berenice Sadie Brown – Danette Scott Perry
Frankie Addams – Ellis Golden
Understudied by Hannah Smith
John Henry West – Alex Harkins
Understudied by Nikolai Gordeev
Royal Addams – Barry Clifton
Understudied by Drew Ellis
Aunt “Pet” West – Elizabeth Bartyzal
Jarvis Addams – Peter Emery
Janice Evans – Amanda Oxford
Honey Camden Brown – Stacy Williams, Jr.
Understudied by Keith Harper
T. T. Williams – Eric Tate
Sis Laura – Akasha Hull
Helen Fletcher – Allison Filbert
Doris – Claire Green
Barney McKean – Jeffrey Oakley
Non-speaking roles –   Alexis Smith-Parrish, Alexander White, Terry White


$16 — Adults
$12 — Students & Seniors

May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2015

7:30 pm Curtain Time  //  Fridays & Saturdays

The Box Office and the theater open one (1) hour prior to curtain.

The House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY: The theater does not admit patrons who arrive after curtain time, due to limited volunteer staffing.

The Member of the Wedding at TWT