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University Theatre to present comedy Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

January 29, 2015
By cnp
Posted in Theatre

University of the Ozarks Theatre will present Alan Ball's comedy "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" for three performances, Feb. 19, 20, and 21.

The play, which is recommended for mature audiences because of strong language and adult content, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 20 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. It will be held in the Black Box Theatre, located in the Walton Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased online at or at the box office on the day of the performance. Seating is limited and advance purchase of tickets is recommended.

Ball is the award-winning writer of American Beauty, Six Feet Under and True Blood. Written in 1993, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is set in the home of a bride in Knoxville, Tenn., during her overdone wedding reception. The five bridesmaids seek refuge in the room of Meredith, the sister of the bride, and come to realize that, despite their differences, they have more in common with each other than they do with the bride.

The New York Post called it a "wonderfully written play," and The New York Daily News said, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is a fresh-as-a-daisy comedy, funny as can be…"

The play will be directed by Professor of Theatre Bruce B. Brown. The cast is comprised of Ariana Lujan as Frances, Lauren Charters as Meredith, MacKayla Burke as Trisha, Brittany Oviedo as Georgeanne, Sandra Davis as Mindy and Darrick Conroy as Tripp.

The production team includes, Lucas Hoiland as technical director, Megan Mansur as stage manager, John Davis as light designer, Theresa Greer as sound designer, Utah Robertson as graphic designer and James Allen as assistant stage manager. The company also includes Kady Holmes, Angelica Theroux, Friedl Nugent, Annie Williams, Phoebe Randle, Jessica Jobst, Lynda Browder, John Davis, Houston Hall and Flynn Hudson.