Want to pull a little prank? Ask someone to go with you to your friend Tina's wedding, and head to "Tony n' Tina's Wedding." See how your companion reacts to a singing nun, gum-smacking members of the bridal party and more than a dozen other outlandish individuals during the interactive theater show that's disguised as a wedding.

Want to pull a little prank? Ask someone to go with you to your friend Tina's wedding, and head to "Tony n' Tina's Wedding." See how your companion reacts to a singing nun, gum-smacking members of the bridal party and more than a dozen other outlandish individuals during the interactive theater show that's disguised as a wedding.

"As they see more unusual things happen, it's fun to watch their faces," said Tony Lauria, the show's director. "Those kinds of pranks have happened a lot."

It could take a while for your date to catch on. Complete with a Catholic ceremony, pasta dinner, wedding cake, champagne toasts and dancing, it's easy to think that Tony and Tina are an actual couple.

"The reality that we're trying to create is that these people are at a wedding," Lauria said. "It's really a satire of every cliche that happens at any wedding you've ever been to."

Tony and Tina's families fit the boisterous Italian-American stereotype, but wedding traditions from other cultures - like the Jewish circle dance to "Hava Nagila" - are included in the festivities.

The comedy's four main actors are based in New York and travel with the touring production, which has hired 20 local cast members in Columbus. All of the actors mingle with wedding guests, and drama and humorous situations crop up throughout the reception hall.

"There are countless things going on," Lauria said. "About 20 percent of that is scripted, and the rest is up to the actors."

The play's interactive element was groundbreaking when the show premiered in 1988, and its popularity has spawned a variety of knockoff shows with names like "Joni and Gina's Wedding."

"It broke the fourth wall and let the audience go along for the ride," Lauria said. "If they can suspend their own reality, they'll go on a really fun ride."

But improvisation and audience involvement means there's always a risk of something going wrong.

"Because there is alcohol involved, there's the occasional person that drinks too much and gets too involved in what's going on here," Lauria said. Luckily for the actors, this wedding doesn't have an open bar.