'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress' Plays in NC

Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy announces Kristen Coury's return to direct the hilarious comedy Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, August 8 - 19 at Raleigh's Kennedy Theatre.

"Written by Academy Award-winner Alan Ball (American Beauty), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress takes place during an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate," describes press notes, "It is here that five reluctant, identically dressed bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom.  Each of the women has their own reason to avoid the proceedings downstairs. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny comedy about friendship and love."

The cast includes Emily LaBelle as Frances, Kerry Ann Lambert as Mindy, Athena Reeves as Meredith, Mary Guiteras as Georgeanne and Jennifer Williams as Trisha, opposite Ira Wood as Tripp.

Coury's production team includes Tiffany Owle (stage manager), Curtis Jones (technical director/set & lighting designer), Brian L. Hunt (sound), Catilen Smith (props) and Casey Watkins (costumes).

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress runs August 8 - 19. Performances are Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM. Theatre patrons are invited to enjoy beverages and desserts at intermission as guests of Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and their generous sponsors. 

Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster by calling 919-834-4000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Box Office on Wilmington Street in Raleigh.  Individual tickets are just $27.50. Sunday matinees and senior group rates are $20.  For discount group rates or to schedule a talk back with the cast following a performance, please call 919-828-3726.  

Special: Anyone who shows up at the Kennedy Box Office in an ugly bridesmaid dress will be admitted to the show for only $20!  Please visit the Theatre's website: www.hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org.

Photo by Katherine Kennedy: (from bottom left, clockwise) Mary Guiteras, Athena Reeves, Kerry Ann Lambert, Jennifer Williams, Emily LaBelle and (center) Ira Wood IV star in Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy's production of Alan Ball's Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (August 8-19) at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh.




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