KEARNEY – University Theatre at Kearney presents “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” by Alan Ball Wednesday through Sunday (Oct. 4-8) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tenn., 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.
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (Oct. 4-7), and 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 8)
Where: Miriam Drake Theatre, Fine Arts Building
Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more, and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ?**This production is for mature audiences.
Cast (listed by hometown)
Bennington – Beth Hagedorn as Georgeanne
Gretna – Jessica Buss as Mindy
Grand Island – Grace Bartling as Frances
Kearney – Tony Koetters as Tripp
Lincoln – Trisha Marie Miller as Trisha
Scottsbluff – Megan Hayhurst as Meredith
Student Production Staff
Elm Creek – Joshua Fitch, Stage Manager
Humboldt – Anthony Knudson, Properties Master
Pawnee City – Steven Bruns, Assistant Stage Manager
Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Jack Garrison, Director
Darin Himmerich, Scenic Designer/Technical Director
Del DeLorm, Lighting Designer
Ron Altman, Costume Designer
Aaron Hynds, Sound Designer