Written by Alan Ball in 1993, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is a comedy that takes place at an over-the-top wedding reception in Knoxville, Tennessee. The play portrays five bridesmaids, each with their own unique personalities. Through sharing stories, the bridesmaids come to realize that although they are very different, there are more similarities between their lives than they would’ve thought.
UNH’s student-run theater organization, Mask & Dagger Dramatic Society, is putting on this production over the weekend. Five Women Wearing the Same Dress can be seen on four separate occasions in the Hennessy Theater inside of the Paul Creative Arts Center: Thursday Feb. 12 @ 7 p.m., Friday Feb. 13 @ 7 p.m., Saturday Feb. 14 @ 7 p.m., and Sunday Feb. 15 @ 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $5 for Undergraduates and $8 for general admission.
What exactly is a student-run show? This means that everything you see produced was created by the students. They produce, cast, direct, design, and build everything for the play. All UNH students are welcome and encouraged to join. Click here for more information on Mask & Daggers Dramatic Society.
Kayleigh Kane ’16 plays Frances, one of the bridesmaids, in the production. When asked what it was like being in a completely student run show, she responded ” [It] is a really excellent experience for anyone interested in theater at UNH to have . . . I learn so much more about other parts of theater that I’m not usually a part of.”
The director, Elizabeth Girard ’16, is a theater major. This is Elizabeth’s first time directing a show and she is also serving on the board for Mask and Dagger Student Dramatic Society as the organization’s historian.