The Mail Order Bride


The Mail Order Bride by Charles Mee
Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, May 7
Proscenium Theatre

Directed by Eve Muson

Inspired by Molière’s School for Wives, The Mail Order Bride is an outrageous comedy-with-music set in contemporary New York City.  A wealthy widower orders up a young Asian bride for special delivery, much to the horror of his sister, his two daughters, and even his personal trainers. They ask him: does he think he can just buy a bride? And he asks them: do they think it would be better if he were just to rent one?  His wedding plans run amok when the bride reveals she has a mind, and a heart, of her own. As the cast dances away to classic disco and recent hip-hop hits, Mee offers up observations on marriage, love, race, aging, and identity.

Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 8 p.m.
Friday, May 5, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m.*

Admission: $15 General, $10 Students/Seniors. No-fee tickets available online via or at the box office.
*Complementary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2 pm matinee performance.

Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Proscenium Theatre is located — please click here for additional information.


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