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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.
Age 21, a painfully sweet but sheltered Christian fundamentalist -- naive. She's a cousin of the bride.
Age 22, rebellious younger sister of the bride, athletic, edgy, a wild child.
Age 32, the bride's sorority sister and lifelong friend, a worldly woman who knows how to be beautiful.
Age 32, an unhappily married lady. She's an old school friend of the bride and Trisha.
Age 28-33, the gay sister of the groom. She's cheerful but gets in her share of zingers, a lot of wisecracks.
|Caroline||27-38, Grace's younger sister, world traveler, free spirit.
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
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.