5 Women Wearing the Same Dress @ Cotuit Center for the Arts
When: Sun Sep 16th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Rt 28), Cotuit
“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” is a funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the female spirit.
Written in 1993 by Alan Ball, the award-winning creator of two HBO drama series “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood,” and the movie “American Beauty,” the play centers on an ostentatious wedding reception at a palatial Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, where five reluctant bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason for avoiding the proceedings below.
Directed by Melinda Gallant of Sandwich, the show stars five women: Jennifer Perrault of Mashpee is Meredith Marlow, the sarcastic, pot-smoking, bitter younger sister of the bride; Leigh Hale of Orleans is Georgeanne Darby, the bride’s “ugly sidekick” in middle school, heartbroken over her own failed marriage; Anna Botsford of Centerville is the jaded Trisha, who dates a lot of men who do not quite measure up; Jess Emerson of Marstons Mills is Frances, a very naïve and religious cousin of the bride; and Meg Askew of Cotuit is Mindy McClure, the outspoken lesbian older sister of the groom. Troy Davies of Barnstable plays the only man in the play, usher Tripp Davenport.
Come opening night for a special “Welcome to the Wedding” festivities.
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8 PM and Sunday afternoons at 4 PM. Tickets are $22, $19 for seniors, $17 for members of the center, and $15 for students. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more with one payment.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit artsonthecape.org or call 508-508-428-0669.