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The Suffield Players announce auditions for their Winter 2017 production: “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” by Alan Ball, directed by Kelly Seip. This is an adult play.

Auditions will take place at Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Avenue, Suffield CT on November 13 at 6 pm, and on November 14 at 7 pm.

Production Dates: February 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2017 at 8 pm; and on February 19, 2017 at 2 pm. All performances to be held at Mapleton Hall.

The Suffield Players are also delighted to welcome anyone interested in backstage/technical/artistic work at auditions to hear about creative off-stage opportunities. Behind-the-scenes volunteers are most welcome in our company!

For auditions, actors will be doing cold readings from the script, which calls for five women (surprise!!) and one man, different characters’ ages ranging anywhere from 18 or 19 to mid/late thirties. Character descriptions and plot synopsis below.

A perusal script will be available at Kent Memorial Library (temporarily housed at 61 Ffyler Place in Suffield due to library renovations) on October 25 until the auditions; online monologues are also available for two different characters at:

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress Plot Synopsis and Character Descriptions:

During an ostentatious wedding rehearsal in Knoxville, Tennessee, five identically dressed reluctant bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom. As the play progresses, they work through their individual reasons for avoiding the festivities below stairs! The five women find they have more in common than their attire in this funny modern play about friendship, femininity and strength.

Francis: mid 20s, saccharine sweet, a plain Jane fundamentalist who finds herself always on the outside looking in, really a stretch to fill in the bridal party.

Meredith: 18-19ish, the bride’s spoiled, rebellious younger sister, with a big attitude and a bigger secret.

Trisha: late 30s, the jaded beauty with a lazy cynicism towards men which is called into question when she meets a charming ‘younger’ man at the reception.

Georgeanne: mid-to-late 30s, whose heartbreak over her failing marriage sends her in drunken pursuit of her former misogynistic lover.

Mindy: mid-to-late 30s, cheerful, wise-cracking, well balanced lesbian sister to the groom.

Tripp: late 20s-early 30s, charming, bad-boy usher. The only male to make across the threshold of the women’s sanctuary.

For more information, please contact Mary Fernandez-Sierra (Stage Manager) at:

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


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