FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
In Support of The Houston Area Women's Center
By: Alan Ball
Directed by: Rochelle Sanders
June 2014 @ Studio 101
Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company proudly presented Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball, June 12 - 21, 2014 at Studio 101. The show was a co-production with director Rochelle Sanders as part of our WOMEN’S PROJECT series, which we added to our regular season in an effort to raise awareness of local women’s charities. This production was in support of the Houston Area Women’s Center.
Anyone who showed up in a bridesmaid dress for any performance received a free drink at the bar, and there was a contest for ‘Worst Bridesmaid Dress’ each night at intermission. The winner received a prize from The Chocolate Bar. During an extravagant wedding reception at a southern estate, five bridesmaids, each with her own reason for avoiding the bride and the reception, hide out in an upstairs bedroom. Despite their differences, the women – a fundamentalist Christian, the lesbian sister of the groom, a woman dealing with her own failed marriage, the bride’s rebellious sister who is hiding a dark secret, and a cynical beauty queen – bond and slowly discover they have more in common with each other than with the bride.
Cast: Briana Resa, H.R. Bradford, Jennifer Decker, Elizabeth Keel, Nikki Wuertz, Margaret Lewis
Designers: Grey Starbird (lights), Yancy Cooper (set), Larin Pascal (sound), Lindsay Burns (costumes)
Stage Manager: Melanie Franco