Theatre Proposal!

On Saturday, February 24, there was a very special celebration as the performance of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS was ending. The whole theatre witnessed Edward Briones propose (again) to his wife of 25 years.

Edward sent this small note of thanks to the department, along with a photo of Edward and Nancy holding the proposal sign!

We all send our best wishes to the happy couple!

"My wife, Nancy, and I have been together for 25 amazing years. We are getting to the point in our relationship where we will be together as a couple longer than we’ve been apart. So proposing again needed to be as special and unique as our love. We are absolutely huge fans of the theater and we’ve taken in so many shows over the years. The theater seemed like a perfect venue to renew our commitment in a surprising but meaningful way. From the moment I contacted Pitt’s Department of Theater Arts, the staff was incredibly supportive and eager to help. I was amazed that so many people, literally strangers, were willing to participate in this endeavor. I’d like to offer special thanks to Connie Markiw for coordinating this event, Reginald Douglas and the cast of “Little Shop of Horrors” for a wonderful show and their willingness to graciously share the stage; to Kevin McConville for arranging the presentation of the proposal sign with the cast and crew; and Rob Frankenberry and the orchestra for playing “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher when my wife said, “Yes”. To all, your kindness was so very much appreciated and made for an incredibly special moment."