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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

By Alan Ball
February 7 to February 24, 2013

The Story

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, 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.


Five Women Wearing the Same Dress was presented in the Goldman Theater at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.


Frances: Toni Clair
Meredith: Krista Delong
Trisha: Janae Riha
Georgeanne: Lauren Culver
Mindy:Tiana Marie Akers
Tripp: Garrett Jurss
Director:   Nicholas Murphy
Stage Manager:  Jessica Meguiar
Lighting Designer:  Jonathan Whiteley
Scenic Designer: Nicholas Murphy
Costume Designer:Sherrie Hill
Properties Designer:   Cheryl Murphy
Master Carpenter:Will McCabe

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