Theatre UAF presents ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’

Time: 7:30 p.m and 2 p.m.
Location: Salisbury Theatre, Fine Arts Compex, Fairbanks campus
<i>Photo by Kade Mendelowitz</i><br /> Cast members of Theatre UAF's production of "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" include, from left, Brandi Larson, Jill Shipman, Jared Olin, Meghan Fowler, Sarah Williams and Natilly Hovda. The play, written by Alan Ball, will be directed by Carrie Baker, UAF associate professor, from March 24-April 2 at the Salisbury Theatre.
Photo by Kade Mendelowitz
Cast members of Theatre UAF’s production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” include, from left, Brandi Larson, Jill Shipman, Jared Olin, Meghan Fowler, Sarah Williams and Natilly Hovda. The play, written by Alan Ball, will be directed by Carrie Baker, UAF associate professor, from March 24-April 2 at the Salisbury Theatre.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Theatre and Film will present “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” a play by Alan Ball, in the Lee H. Salisbury Theatre from March 24-April 2.

The comedic play portrays five bridesmaids as they together avoid an extravagant wedding reception in Tennessee. Actors use profanity — if were a film, the play would be rated R.

UAF Associate Professor Carrie Baker will direct the play, her seventh since joining the UAF faculty in 2005. Baker also has directed for community theater groups in Fairbanks and acted in plays and movies.

The cast includes Natilly Hovda as Frances, Brandi Larson as Mindy, Jill Shipman as Georgeanne, Sarah Williams as Meredith, Meghan Fowler as Trisha and Jared Olin as Tripp.

UAF Professor Kade Mendelowitz designed the set. Adam Gillette is technical director. Colby Freel designed the lighting and Andrew Cassel the sound. Amanda Casterline designed the costumes and Jerene Mosier, costume shop manager, supervised their construction with help from Frederica Matumeak and Lara Lotze.

Ball, the playwright, wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for the film “American Beauty.” He created the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning “Six Feet Under,” which ran for five hit seasons on HBO, and “True Blood,” which HBO carried for seven seasons. He is adapting the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” for Harpo Films.

Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets purchased in advance are $10 for students; $15 for seniors, military and other UAF affiliates; and $20 for adults. Prices for Sunday matinees are $2 less. Tickets at the door are $2 higher. The Salisbury Theater is in the Fine Arts Complex, off the Regents’ Great Hall, on the Fairbanks campus.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit http://www.uaf.edu/theatrefilm or call the box office at 907-474-7751.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nannette Pierson, 474-6590 or nnpierson@alaska.edu

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