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Backyard Theater Ensemble would like to announce our Fall 2013 Production
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
by Alan Ball
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress takes place during an over-the-top wedding reception at an estate in Nashville, Tennessee. The five identically clad bridesmaids seek refuge in the bedroom of the bride’s younger sister to discuss life, love, and men. Each woman has her own reason for avoiding the proceeding happening at the reception.
They are Meredith, the bride’s sarcastic sister, whose tough external demeanor hides pain and insecurity within; Frances, the shy, innocent and deeply religious cousin who is out of her comfort zone; Mindy, the funny and wise-cracking sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose failing marriage triggers outrageous behavior and Trisha, the jaded beauty queen whose cynicism about the men in her life is called into question when she meets Tripp, the charming bad-boy usher with more than meets the eye.
As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.
About the Playwright: In addition to his theatrical career, playwright Alan Ball is the writer of the award winning film American Beauty. He is also the creator, writer and executive producer of the HBO drama series Six Feet Under and True Blood.
There will be six performances of BTE’s production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. November 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM and November 10 & 17 at 2:00 PM.
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