Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, by Alan Ball, directed by Zara Benner
During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances (Danielle Diaz), a sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy (Melissa Clason), the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne (Lisa Wang), whose heartbreak over her own romantic failures triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith (Lora Oliver), the bride's younger sister, whose rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha (Laura Domingo), a jaded beauty whose cynicism is called into question when she meets Tripp (Andrew MacIver), a charming, bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, touching celebration of the women's spirit.
Written by prolific playwright/screenwriter/producer Alan Ball, whose credits include "American Beauty", "True Blood", and "Six Feet Under".
Running Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. March 27th - April 18th, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on April 5th and 12th.
Presented by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Berkeley's longest-running theatrical organization.
Danielle Diaz - Frances
Laura Domingo - Trisha
Melissa Clason - Mindy
Andrew MacIver - Tripp
Lora Oliver - Meredith
Lisa Wang - Georgeanne
Zara Benner - Director
Emmy Pierce - Stage Manager
Sydney Provan - Asst. Stage Manager
Robert Gudmundsson - Technical Director
Paula Aiello - Costume Designer
Owen Parry - Set Designer
Ryan Lee Short- Sound Designer
Michael Sweeney - Lighting Designer
Jerome Solberg - Producer
Michael Cohen - Producer
Max Chervin - Light Board Operator
Ghazal Mondcaressi- Publicity/Graphics
Live Oak Theatre (View)
1301 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|