Wedding bill blues
"Father of the Bride" is a remake, with Steve Martin in the Spencer Tracy role, but Steve Martin is no Spencer Tracy. The movie, nevertheless, does a good job of comically probing that most terrifying of all moments for all fathers, when he learns that his princess is to be another man's wife. It's panic time, but the movie doesn't probe this issue as deeply as it could, choosing instead to watch as the family comes to terms with an expensive wedding. Diane Keaton is wasted as Martin's wife, but Martin Short has an amusing turn as a wedding guru more expensive than an entertainment lawyer. Rated PG-13. ** 1/2 . Center Stage's final production of the season is a swift-paced rendition of Moliere's "The Misanthrope" that features a number of fresh insights. One of the most intriguing is the increased emphasis on Celimene, the notorious flirt with whom the hypocrisy-hating title character inexplicably falls in love. The production stars Stephen Markle and Lynnda Ferguson as the mismatched lovers. Weekend performance times are today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$30. Center Stage is at 700 N. Calvert St. For more information, call (410) 332-0033.