Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
by Alan Ball
April 25, April 26, May 2, and May 3 at 8pm
April 27 and May 4 at 2pm
Directed by Samantha Lowry
During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant and identically-clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.
"…[a] wonderfully entertaining play…" — New York Post.
"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is a fresh-as-a-daisy comedy, funny as can be…" — New York Daily News.
"Ball has the comic writer's requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around the stage." --TheaterWeek.