Five Women Wearing The Same Dress

Written by Alan Ball
Directed by Steph Roberts
Assistant Directed by Lachlan Houen

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below.

They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride’s younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye.

As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond. The women come to realise that despite their differences, they have more in common with each other than any of them do with the bride. The play is a wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.




When: 8 May – 18 May 2024
Where: ACT Hub at Causeway Hall


Winsome Ogilvie
Kelly Roberts
Hannah Lance
Kristy Griffin
Charley Allanah
Joel Horwood

What's on after this?

The Art of Disruption (30 May)