BLT’s ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ full of laughs
Published 4:32 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019
At first glance the title sounds a bit strange, but it soon becomes clear that the play is about five women who are serving as bridesmaids at an extravagant wedding.
The play takes place in the bride’s bedroom upstairs where they are hiding out, dressed in their froufrou dresses while trying to escape the ostentatious reception going on below.
The whole show takes place in that one room and involves a lot of comedy dialogue as the women begin to open up to each other, share their lives and it becomes apparent that even though they each have very different personalities, along the way they come to realize a common bond—that not one of them really likes the bride.
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The comedy is written by Alan Ball, of whom the New York Daily News says, “Ball has the comic writer’s requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around.”
It is listed as an adult comedy. With Veteran director Martha Mobley in charge of the production and a striking cast of veteran actors who can absolutely define the character traits of each role, it is sure to be an entertaining show. It is described as for adults only.
Oh, there is one man who has slipped into the room. Justin McStay-Harrison plays a character named Tripp. Dressed in his tuxedo, he is obviously one of the groomsmen, and he has a crush on “Tricia” one of the bridesmaids.
The five bridesmaids are Jenny Whitaker who plays Frances, Megan Wimberley as Meredith, Brittany Webb is Tricia , Rachael Crager is Georgeanne and Maddie Hatton plays Mindy.
Brandi Atkinson, Laurel Mobley and Rachael Crager were in charge of costuming, Ida Cooksey is stage manager, set design by Mike Inlow, constructed by Henry Intili and Barbara Intili, lights by Kaye Buckhauler and Bonnie Porter was in charge of programs.