An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing. During a flashy and pretentious wedding reception at a Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason for avoiding the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wisecracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose 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.
Nambour Lind Lane Theatre
16 Mitchell St Nambour
Bookings 5441 1814
LIND LANE'S FIVE WOMEN A MUST-SEE
Ever wondered why a lot of bridesmaids are forced to wear ridiculous dresses at weddings? Is it so the bride looks more attractive or is it payback for her close friends and relatives? To find out you will need to experience one of the funniest plays ever written about the secret world of the bridesmaid and what really goes on behind the scenes of a wedding.
Five Women Wearing The Same Dress will be the 2008 season opener at Nambour Lind Lane Theatre. This cleverly crafted and wickedly funny play was written by American playwright Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under, the critically acclaimed drama series about a mortician's family starring Australian actress Rachel Griffiths. Ball also wrote the 1999 Academy Award winning Best Film, American Beauty, for which he received an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
"Five Women" takes place during an ostentatious wedding reception at a wealthy estate in Knoxville, Tennessee. Five reluctant, identically-clad bridesmaids find refuge in the upstairs bedroom of the younger sister of the bride. The women come to realize, among other things, that they are closer friends with each other than they are with the bride.
This wonderfully entertaining play takes an irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing.
Directed by Keith Daly, the cast includes Lind Lane favourite Naomi Clasohm, and talented newcomers Hayley Barker, Heather Nelson, Aimee Board, Belinda Murray and John Knight.
Don't miss the opportunity of seeing this wonderfully written play performed by an extremely talented cast.
The season runs February 1-16 at Lind Lane Theatre, 16 Mitchell St Nambour. Bookings can be made by phoning 54411814. Note: the play contains coarse language and adult themes.
LIND LANE KICKS OFF 2008 WITH WEDDING LAUGHS
The 2008 production season at Nambour Lind Lane Theatre is about to kick off with the comedy Five Women Wearing The Same Dress.
Writer Alan Ball skillfully weaves weddings, women, and wit in this play about five reluctant bridesmaids who are going through 'wedding hell' - outlandish hairdos and ugly identical dresses - as they gather in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the wedding party below. Subsequently, each lovely lady recounts her problems with all things woman - cellulite, boob size, nagging mothers and, of course, men.
The cast includes Naomi Clasohm, who has entertained Lind Lane audiences with her excellent performances in such shows as I Love You You're Perfect Now Change, Mack And Mabel, and Pizza Man. Naomi returns to the stage after becoming a real-life mum for the first time in September last year.
Hayley Barker, Heather Nelson, Aimee Board, Belinda Murray and John Knight complete the cast.
The show is directed by Keith Daly, who was behind last year's outstanding Australian drama, The Shoe-Horn Sonata.
From the same author that created the TV series Six Feet Under, and the Academy Award-winning film American Beauty, this raucous, raunchy comedic romp about life, love, men, marriage and intimacy will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with each of its characters.
The show opens on Friday 1 February with Lind Lane's traditional opening night gala, which includes champagne, hors d'oeuvres, coffee and cake in the ticket price of $25 (no concessions). Performances continue on February 2, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16 at 8pm, with matinees February 3 and 9 at 2pm. Tickets are priced at $18 adult and $16 concession. For bookings call 54411814. The play does contain coarse language and adult themes, and is not recommended for children.
Picture: The cast of Five Women Wearing The Same Dress
What: "Five Women Wearing The Same Dress", a comedy
Where: Lind Lane Theatre, 16 Mitchell Street Nambour
When: Opening night gala Friday 1 February
Time: 8pm curtain up
Tickets: Opening night $25 no concession, other performances $18 adult $16 concession