After Warren proposes to Josie, she decides she must make one last attempt to find her long-lost father before she walks down the aisle. She sets off that morning on a journey across the mountains.
When her car breaks down and she's invited into the Wright's home she's dumbstruck to find her father there, living a perfect life with a perfect wife and daughter--oblivious of his past. Desperate to stay she agrees to anything asked of her--giving up her identity, her past and ultimately her voice.
When Warren arrives and is captured by the spell of the Wrights, Josie must decide between her father and her future, her silence and her voice--a choice which plays out in the final scene of Warren and Belle's wedding.
ONCE UPON A BRIDE THERE WAS A FOREST is a lyrical, haunting, and surprisingly funny fairy tale about children and parents, forgetting and remembering, and the power of a good story to capture us or set us free.
"A beautifully imagined modern day fairytale,"
Amanda LaPergola, Theater is Easy
"Palmer weaves a bit of Dark Shadows, a wee bit of Rocky Horror, a flicker of Twilight Zone and even a hint of The Wizard of Oz into a full-length comedy-drama-thriller perfect for a dark night when hopes seem thin."
Jon Sobel, BlogCritics