Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Allan Ball
Director Dena Dunn
Auditions: May 6, 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30pm - No appointment necessary
Performances: June 15, 16, 22, 23, and 29 at 8pm, and June 30 at 3pm

Synopsis:

In Alan Ball’s hilarious comedy, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, five very different bridesmaids find themselves hiding together in an upstairs bedroom, hoping to escape the wedding reception of a bride that -- they soon realize -- none of them really like! There is Meredith, the rebellious little sister of the bride; Frances a highly religious, but sweet cousin; Mindy, a blunt, good-hearted lesbian who is the sister of the groom; Georgeanne, a friend from high school whose marriage is falling apart; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose pessimism and doubts about men are proved false when she meets Tripp Davenport, an usher at the wedding. In this cramped bedroom above the wedding, these five identically dressed women talk, laugh, argue, cry, console one another, and slowly become friends.

Roles:

Frances (20s) - Tracy’s cousin. She is a very holy and innocent young girl. She is outraged by the other bridesmaids “recreational activities” because she has had little exposure to a world with drugs and boys. By the end of the party she is more exposed to this world and she likes it.

Meredith Marlowe (20s)- Tracy’s sister. She hates the wedding and does not want to be a part of it; instead she smokes pot, drinks and hides in her room for most of the wedding. Eventually we see that her tough exterior hides her insecurities.

Trisha (30s)- Tracy’s friend. She has had bad luck with men and has gained a reputation of sleeping around with them. She obtained this reputation because she does not have any faith in relationships.

Georgeanne Darby (mid 20s-mid 30s)- Tracy’s friend from middle school. A neurotic and emotional woman, her friendship with Tracy is tense because Tommy Valentine, Tracy’s boyfriend at the time, got her pregnant but Tracy is unaware of this incident.

Mindy McClure (late 20s-early 30s)- The groom’s sister. She is clumsy and opinionated who is comfortable in her own body and her affinity for women.

Tripp (late 20s)-, whose real name is Griffin Lyle Davenport III. He's a cousin of the groom and an usher. He appears only in the final scene.