THE LATE WEDDING 
BY CHRISTOPHER CHEN 

Directed by Aileen Wen McGroddy
Costume design by Camilla Dely
Set Design by Tatiana Kahvegian 
Lighting design by Jennifer Fok 
Sound design by Caroline Eng 

Brown MFA/Trinity Rep Directing Thesis 
Pell-Chaffee Performance Center

Photos by Mark Turek 

 

Based on the works of fabulist writer Italo Calvino, The Late Wedding takes a dive into the challenges of intimacy, longing, and trust in romantic relationships through a series of genre-bending vignettes. From documentary-style tours of marriages across fictional cultures to an intergalactic voyage across the stars, the play explores the malleability of personal relationships, the desire to be in a partnership, why we search for this mythical person called “the one”, and the exquisite compromise of commitment.