Overview


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.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book
Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1933
Genres
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
meredith’s bedroom a large comfortable room on the second floor of a renovated turn-of-the-century mansion in a stylish old-money suburb of knoxville tennessee, summer.
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Ideal For
professional theatre, university / college theatre, high school theatre, community theatre, amatuer theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes young adult, adult characters

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