PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s School of Music and Theatre Arts will open its Mom’s Weekend play, “Five Women Wearing Dresses,” on April 10.
“Five Women Wearing Dresses” is a comedy written by Alan Bail, writer of “American Beauty” and creator of “Six Feet Under.” The play is about five bridesmaids trying to avoid the reception for the wedding they are in and discovering a common bond along the way. Patrick Braillard, a WSU theater graduate, directs the play. Due to adult material and situations, the play is not recommended for children.
The wedding theme play is not just for women. It allows the audience to eavesdrop on Frances, played by Courtney Flynn, a sweet fundamentalist; Mindy, played by Emily Squyer, the cheerful, wise-cracking, lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, played by Allison Harding, whose own heartbreak over a failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, played by Hannah Pedersen, the bride’s rebellious younger sister; Trisha, played by Kelsey Gunn, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, played by Will Abrahamson, the charming usher with more than meets the eye, as they go through wedding hell.
The play will run the weekends of April 10-13 and April 17-19 starting at 8 p.m. and two matinees on April 12 & 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Daggy Hall theater box office for $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for students. Box office hours are weekdays from 1:30-4 p.m. Advance purchase is recommended. For reservations, call (509) 335-7236.
For more information, contact the WSU theater office at (509) 335-7447.