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. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of women's spirit in the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Theatre Department production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.
The production will be presented at 7:30 p.m.Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 1, in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center Studio Theatre on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.
The playwright, Alan Ball, is the Academy Award-winning author of American Beauty and creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series Six Feet Under, and Showtime’s True Blood.
The performance is directed by Dr. Ann Marie Stewart, Pitt-Johnstown assistant professor of theatre. This is the first performance of the Pitt-Johnstown Theatre Department under the direction of Dr. Stewart.
The student cast includes Lauren Wahl, Jayme Brooks, Kyle Stankan, Jill Engelmeier, Taylor Casti, and Carissa Ciciarelli.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the ArtsLine at 1-800-846-2787 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Fridays. Tickets are $15/regular; $13/discount, and $10/students.
For additional information, contact Dr. Ann Marie Stewart at 814-269-7232.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”