FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
By Alan Ball (Academy Award -winning writer of American Beauty and the creator, writer and producer of the HBO drama series Six Feet Under and True Blood)
Directed by Gordon Smith
WHEN: Sunday, September 18, and Monday, September 19, at 7 PM. Possible Call Backs on Tuesday, September 20.
WHERE: Dover Little Theatre, 69 Elliott Street, Dover
Production dates are November 11-13 and 18-20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sunday matinees at 2 PM
Cast is 1 man, 5 women (all ages 20-30)Please bring resume and headshot if available. Auditioners will read from the script.
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.