“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” at Circle Players

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”
by Alan Ball

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.

Performed by Circle Players
At Circle Playhouse.
Performances ran
Friday, January 7, 2005 thru Saturday, January 22, 2005
Frances.... Mallory Pherson Has Bio
Georgeanne.... Elizabeth Martinez
Meredith.... Syndi Szabo Has Bio
Mindy.... Lora Parker Has Bio
Tripp.... John Dowgin Has Bio
Trisha.... Laura Carey Has Bio
Directed by Rob Woerner