Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

May 5–20, 2017

Valley Center Stage

Valley Center Stage is thrilled to present Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball.

In this exquisitely written comedy, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids take refuge in an upstairs bedroom during the reception of an extravagant wedding, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below.  They are Frances, cousin of the bride and a painfully sweet, 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 reveal themselves in that wonderful way women do and joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

Please join us for this clever portrayal of the intricacies of women’s friendships and the power of similar dressing.

"…[a] wonderfully entertaining play…" — NY Post

"FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS is a fresh-as-a-daisy comedy, funny as can be…" — NY Daily News

"Ball has the comic writer's requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around the stage." — TheaterWeek

Tickets prices:

  • General: $17.50
  • Senior/Student: $14.00 (senior tickets are available to people ages 65 and older)
  • Pay-What-You-Will: Thursday performances only; $10.00 suggested minimum where every dollar helps us continue to provide quality productions

This play contains adult language and themes which may not be appropriate for all ages.