Date(s) - 01/12/2015 - 01/13/2015
Stage 3 Theatre
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – Auditions January 12 & 13
Directed by Catherine Best-Gordon
Feb 20 – March 22
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.
Frances- A painfully sweet but sheltered Christian fundamentalist — naive, age 21. She’s a cousin of the bride.
Meredith- The rebellious younger sister of the bride. She’s athletic, edgy, a wild child, age 22, with attitude to spare.
Trisha – 32, the bride’s sorority sister and lifelong friend, a worldly woman who knows how to be beautiful. But she’s jaded and cynical. Has her eye on a younger bad-boy usher.
Georgeanne- An unhappily married lady. She acts out in outrageous ways. She’s an old school chum of the bride and Trisha. 30s
Mindy- The lesbian sister of the groom. She’s cheerful but gets in her share of zingers, a lot of wisecracks. She’s in her late 30s.
Tripp- His real name is Griffin Lyle Davenport III. Age 29, an usher at the wedding.
The ages listed are approximate. If you can play between 20 and 40 please audition regardless of your “calendar” age.
“Tripp,” Trisha’s love interest, only appears in the the final scene, but it is a fully realized role.
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