The University of Louisiana Department of Performing Arts presents Five Women Wearing The Same Dress, a comedy by Alan Ball. Performances are March 4-7 @ 7:30pm and March 8 @ 2:00pm in Fletcher Hall, room 134 on the Louisiana campus.

Justin Bates, assistant professor of acting at UL, is directing this production. Professor Bates has worked as both actor and director in over 20 productions with educational and professional theatres throughout the United States and Canada. Actors for this production include students from the Performing Arts Department at UL.

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 in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

Five Women Wearing The Same Dress is a wonderfully entertaining play… Ball has the comic writer’s requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around the stage” –The New York Post

Tickets for Five Women Wearing The Same Dress are $10.00 for General Admission, $5.00 for UL Alumni, Senior Citizens, children and students. UL faculty, staff and students with a valid ID are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to each performance. Due to some adult situations and language the suggested age for admittance is 16. For further information please call the UL Department of Performing Arts at 482-6357.