Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Written by Alan Ball
Directed by Miranda Montgomery

November 7-9
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena

Tickets available soon!


During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically class 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 I. This wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.    


5 F, 1 M

Frances (F)- early 20’s, painfully sweet and VERY Christian, the prude of the group

Meredith (F)- early 20’s, the rebellious sister of the bride, wants nothing more than to see her

sister’s wedding go to hell

Trisha (F)- early 30’s, a glamorous women who’s been around the block when it comes to men.

She’s cynical when it comes to men but that just might change…

Georgeanne (F)- early 30’s, an overdramatic woman whose heartbreak and past are biting her in

the ass during the wedding

Mindy (F)- mid to late 30’s, the lesbian sister of the groom, cheerful and wise-cracking

Tripp (M)- late 20’s, a charming bad boy who falls for Trisha