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FSU School of Theatre Presents Five Women Wearing the Same Dress!

Published September 23, 2014

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Written by FSU School of Theatre
Additional article available at BroadwayWorld.com

The School of Theatre at Florida State University proudly presents Five Women Wearing the Same Dress written by FSU Alum, Alan Ball. Directed by MFA Directing candidate, Jenna Tamisiea, this production follows five bridesmaids on the big day as they squeeze into their horrible dresses and take a trip down memory lane.

5 girls, all smiling but 2

Five dramatically different women attend the bride on her big day. (From left to right): Yancey Reeder, Emily Ross, Gaby Moldovan, DeeDee Joehl, Cara Clough

You are cordially invited to join a group of wildly different women as nuptial bliss takes a backseat to the dreaded wedding-day drama.  Five Women Wearing the Same Dress offers a healthy dose of loves past and present, wedding hookups, friendship, heartbreak, self-discovery and a little too much champagne.

Leading this group of bridesmaids is Trisha, played by BFA Acting major Gaby Moldovan. She is accompanied by Cara Clough (Georgeanne), DeeDee Joehl (Meredith), Yancey Reeder (Frances), and Emily Ross (Mindy).  Mark Bacon plays Tripp, the production’s only male character.   Five Women Wearing the Same Dress features scenic design by guest artist Teddy Moore, costume design by MFA Costume Design candidate Min Jae Kim and lighting design by FSU alum Bri Weintraub.

Tamisiea and the production team have created a uniquely personal and authentic experience for the audience. Tamisiea describes the experience:

Things are not always what they seem. The stereotypes that people put other people in get completely broken in this show. It’s real. And it’s personal. It’s funny, but sometimes it’s not. And that’s what life is. That’s why [the show] is such a human experience.

Jenna Tamisiea, MFA Directing candidate

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress was first produced by the Manhattan Class Company on February 13, 1998, in New York City.  The production featured CBS’ Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson and Mom star Allison Janney.  After writing Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Ball wrote American Beauty, which received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and True Blood, the current television hit airing on HBO.

Don’t miss The School of Theatre’s production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress playing at the Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre at Florida State University October 3-12!

For additional media, information or interview opportunities, contact: Ashley Wright at 850-644-6488 or aw13d@my.fsu.edu

Recommended age: 16+; Contains material that may be inappropriate for audiences under the age of 16.

Tickets

Purchase tickets online, by phone at 850-644-6500 or at the Fine Arts Ticket Office located in the Fine Arts Building at 540 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306.

Adult Ticket:  $20.00
Senior Ticket (Age 62+):  $18.00
Student Ticket:  $10.00

*Fees may apply. Tickets subject to availability.

For information on the purchase of tickets, discounts and student tickets, please visit Tickets-General Info.

Performance Times

October 3 – 4, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.
October 5, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.
October 8 – 11, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.
October 12, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

Location

The Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre is located in the Williams Building near the intersection of Jefferson and Copeland Streets.

Photo Credits and Captions

Photographer: Ashley Wright

 Photo 1: Five unlikely women come together for the marriage of their friend, Tracy Marlowe. (From left to right): Yancey Reeder, Emily Ross, Gaby Moldovan, DeeDee Joehl, Cara Clough

Photo 2: Trisha and the other bridesmaids in a wedding face more than just their bad dresses in this story of self-discovery and facing the past. (From left to right): Yancey Reeder, Emily Ross, Gaby Moldovan, DeeDee Joehl, Cara Clough

Photo 3: Five bridesmaids, with varying degrees of enthusiasm toward love and marriage, observe the wedding ceremony of their friend, Tracy Marlowe. (From left to right): Gaby Moldovan, Emily Ross, DeeDee Joehl, Yancey Reeder, Cara Clough

Photo 4: Trisha (Gaby Moldovan) is a reluctant maid of honor in a story where love is not as simple as squeezing into an awful dress.