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AUDITIONS: Thursday, January 18 from 6-8pm
CALLBACKS: Friday, January 19 from 6-8pm

“Before there was BRIDESMAIDS, there was FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS.”

Now seeking actors for Durango Arts Center Theatre’s production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball.

Directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann.

Set in the early 90s 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.  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.

Seeking 5 bridesmaids and an usher:

Women ages 18-50, Men ages 18-40. We will provide sides from the script. No previous acting experience necessary.

All ethnicities encouraged to apply.

Auditions will occur on Thursday, January 18 at 6-8pm with call backs on Friday, January 19 6-8pm.

Please come prepared with a contemporary monologue between 1-2 minutes.  OPTIONAL: Short scenes from the play to use in auditions will be available for pick-up from the DAC Box Office as of January 10.  Rehearsals will start late January/early February.  Performance dates are March 2-3 & March 7-11.

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CHARACTERS:

Frances (F)- Early 20s- A sheltered and sweet-faced Christian woman.

Meredith (F)- Early 20s- Younger sister to the bride. Grew up being compared to her “perfect sister” she now revels in her own rebellion.

Trisha (F)- Early 30s- A confident and glamorous woman, open-minded and comfortable in her own skin. She is a bit jaded about romantic love.

Georgeanne (F)- Early 30s- The bride’s oldest friend and “sidekick.” She has a complicated past and has easy access to her emotions. A bit of a loose canon.

Mindy (F)- Late 30s to early 40s- Sister to the groom, she is a funny, confident and blunt out lesbian.

Tripp (M)- Late 20s-early 30s- Cousin of the groom. Charming and confident. A bit of a “bad boy.”