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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Written byAlan Ball
Date premieredFebruary 13, 1993 (1993-02-13)
Place premieredManhattan Class Company
New York City

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is a play written in 1993 by Alan Ball.


The play is a comedy set at the home of the bride in Knoxville, Tennessee during the newly married couple's ostentatious wedding reception. The five bridesmaids have found refuge in the room of Meredith, the sister of the bride. The women come to realize that despite their differences, they have more in common with each other than any of them do with the bride.


Cast and crew

Production Manhattan Class Company Crew
Director Melia Bensussen
Set Designer Rob Odorisio
Lighting Designer Howard Werner
Costume Designer Karen Perry
Sound Designer Bruce Ellman
Production Managers Laura Kravets Gautier and Ira Mont
Stage Managers Hazel Youngs and Katherine Lumb
Role Manhattan Class Company Cast
Frances Dina Spybey
Meredith Amelia Campbell
Trisha Ally Walker
Georgeanne Betsy Aidem
Mindy Allison Janney
Tripp Thomas Gibson
Understudies Orlagh Cassidy, Jack Gwaltney, and Linda Marie Larson


Ball, Alan. Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1993. Print.