BY ALAN BALL
DIRECTED BY PETER SHEPPARD
People of all experience levels are invited to audition for "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre. You may attend one or both sessions. Scripts are available for checkout at the Pier One Theatre office.
Performances will be July 19, 20, 21, and July 25, 26, 27 at Pier One Theatre on the Spit.
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.
BY ALAN BALL