OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU Theatre season begins

11/06/1998

CORVALLIS - The Oregon State University Theatre season will begin Nov. 12 with the presentation of "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," a play by Alan Ball.

The comedy will be presented Nov. 12-14 and 19-21 on the Main Stage in Withycombe Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the OSU campus. Season and individual performance tickets are available at the Withycombe Hall box office beginning Nov. 9, which is open 9-11 a.m. and noon-5p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual tickets for an adult are $7, seniors $5 and students $4.

"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" was first produced in New York in 1993 and called a "fresh-as-a-daisy comedy, funny as can be" by the New York Daily News. Racy humor and adult language are used in the production, which centers on five bridesmaids on a hot summer afternoon in Tennessee escaping the reception honoring a bride, whom all five are trying to avoid.

The lead characters include the cynical career woman Trisha (Renee Sher) who was a college friend of the bride; Meredith (Juliet Miller), the troubled sister of the bride; her deeply religious cousin Frances (Sandra Shockley); Mindy (Kristin Whitson), the outspoken sister of the groom; and Georgeanne (Stacie Reichmuth), the bride's one-time high school sidekick. As the afternoon wears on the five very different women discover a common bond in a funny and irreverant celebration of the women's spirit.