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Five Women Wearing The Same Dress

by Alan Ball
Director: Jim Peskin
Production dates: May 1 - 17, 2015

Auditions: Feb. 12 & 13 & @ 7:30 PM, at the Summit Playhouse.

Readings will be sides from the script.

Frances Age 21, a painfully sweet but sheltered Christian fundamentalist -- naive. She's a cousin of the bride.
Meredith Age 22, rebellious younger sister of the bride, athletic, edgy, a wild child.
Trisha Age 32, the bride's sorority sister and lifelong friend, a worldly woman who knows how to be beautiful.
Georgeanne Age 32, an unhappily married lady. She's an old school friend of the bride and Trisha.
Mindy Age 28-33, the gay sister of the groom. She's cheerful but gets in her share of zingers, a lot of wisecracks.
Caroline27-38, Grace's younger sister, world traveler, free spirit.
Tripp Age 29, whose real name is Griffin Lyle Davenport III. He's a cousin of the groom and an usher.

Synopsis: 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. 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.

The Playwright: Alan E. Ball is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theatre. He is particularly notable for writing American Beauty and True Blood and for creating Six Feet Under, work which earned him an Academy Award, an Emmy, and awards from the Writers, Directors, and Producers Guilds.

The Director: Jim Peskin has worked in regional theater throughout the Northeast. Based in New Jersey, he was resident director for What Exit? theatre in Maplewood, and has directed at Playwrights Theatre of NJ, the Cafe Theatre, South Jersey Regional Theatre and, Walnut Street Theatre (PA.) He was first Managing Director of PTNJ where he worked on many young playwrights festivals and coordinated residencies. He was a residency artist at PTNJ, PaperMill and NJPAC. He has an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.


16:12 EDT Apr 11, 2015

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