Auditions for Red Curtain Foundation’s production of FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS will be held on January 7 and 8 from 6 - 9pm; callbacks, if needed will be held on Wednesday January 9th. The show will be directed by David Alan Morrison.
In Alan Ball’s hilarious comedy, five very different bridesmaids find themselves hiding together in an upstairs bedroom, hoping to escape the wedding reception of a bride that -- they soon realize -- none of them really like! There is Meredith, the rebellious little sister of the bride; Frances, a highly religious but sweet cousin; Mindy, a blunt, good-hearted lesbian who is the sister of the groom; Georgeanne, a friend from high school whose marriage is falling apart; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose pessimism and doubts about men are proved false when she meets Tripp Davenport, an usher at the wedding. In this cramped bedroom above the wedding, these five identically dressed women talk, laugh, argue, cry, console one another, and slowly become friends.
Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute comedic or seriocomic monologue, and be prepared for cold reading.
To reserve an audition slot, email your head shot and resume (if you have them) to email@example.com. Be sure to include your preferred date/time for the appointment.
Rehearsals and auditions will be held at the theatre: 9315 State Ave; Unit J; Marysville, WA, and will begin on Monday, January 14th, 2019 and run Mondays-Thursdays, 7 pm-10 pm (with days off for the holidays: Presidents Day and MLK Day). Opening is March 1st and runs Friday / Saturday/ Sunday through March 17th.
Red Curtain encourages color-conscious and gender-blind casting where appropriate and allowed by the publisher/playwright. Ages listed below are the intended ages of the characters, not of the actors.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (all characters are in their 20s-30s)
**Frances--a staunchly religious and high-strung woman, Frances can become easily rattled with the "free" conversation that occurs during the show.
**Meredith--Slightly younger than the other women, and little sister of the bride, Meredith is a rebellious spirit. The play takes place in her childhood bedroom.
**Georgeanne--having already married, Georgeanne enjoys the routine of married life, but with a self-indulgent streak.
**Mindy--an out-of-the-closet lesbian, Mindy is blunt and intelligent, but kind and good-hearted at the same time.
**Trisha--the unofficial leader of the pack, Trisha is bold and beautiful, with a jaded, cynical air.
**Tripp--the charming bad boy and perpetual partier, Tripp has played a role in the sexual fantasies of many of the women.