Creator & Director
Five women Wearing The Same Dress
By Alan Ball
Directed by Adam Bailey
An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing. "
…[a] wonderfully entertaining play…"
"FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS is a fresh as a daisy comedy, funny as can be…"
—NY Daily News.
FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
by Alan Ball
Directed by Adam Bailey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 24th - 29th
The Aztec Theatre
1035 Gerrard St. West
Tickets available at: www.brownpapertickets.com
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From the creator of the hit TV series True Blood, Six Feet under and Oscar Award winning feature film American Beauty, a play written by Alan Ball -"Five Women Wearing The Same Dress".
A hilarious comedy set in the bride's old bedroom in her family estate in 1990 Knoxville, Tennessee, where the five bridesmaids all find refuge. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.The chemistry that this cast has is palpable and funny. This show should not be missed. Join them at one of Toronto’s newest venues "The Aztec" (formerly Big Picture Cinema).
Producer and actress Monica Mustelier is also an award winning filmmaker and writer. Her critically acclaimed one-woman show, "Growing Up Moni", was described by Inside Vancouver's Sean Conner as "...funny, entertaining stuff; the (almost packed) house this blogger saw it with had a ball", marking it as one of the "Six Vancouver Festival Picks." "Join the fantabulous Monica Mustelier... her comedy 'Growing up Moni’... is a Laugh Out Loud one Woman Show with depth, heart and charm.", Katie Bennison -Vancity Buzz.
'I guess in America we're so sold on this ideal of the perfect, well-adjusted family that is able to confront any conflict and, with true love and understanding, work things through. I'm sure they do exist, but I never knew any of them.' - Adam Ball. I totally connected to this quote. I thought, this is so perfect, all the characters in this play are fighting between this projected fantasy life and reality, which I think so many people are painfully struggling with today" says Monica. "Comedy is such an amazing way to shed light on topics that are hard to talk about."
Producer/actress Amy Milligan who is still riding strong after receiving 4 Ns for her role as April White in "Savage in Limbo". Although grateful for the T.V. and commercial roles in between, she was tired and frustrated waiting for someone else to determine when and if she would book a role. With the love of her craft of storytelling in mind, she wanted to start creating her own work. So she did."When I first came across this play by Alan Ball. I knew I had to bring it to life! It was so refreshing to read a males perspective on the inner workings of female minds. And although, Ball dances around "womens' issues" it was very freeing to discover that this piece isn't about the issue. This play is about the people behind the issues...who just happen to be women.
'One of Amy Milligan's closest and dearest friends, Dori Elhchem, originally signed to direct this play. He had been battling cancer for 5 years and wanted to have one last production under his belt. Sadly Dori had fallen ill during the rehearsal process and has past. A portion of all ticket sales will be going to the C.R.S. and Kensington Hospice. "We want to honour a true artist and director." say the producers, "he inspired us to continue producing this play even though he would not be here to see the final product."
In an interview with Jenna Marynowski, seasoned director Adam Baily, who has taken this production under his wing says, "want my work to delight and provoke thought, and I always want humour to be present." With this fantastic and insightful director, cast and Alan Ball's writing this production is sure to be a hit.
Just because someone is gone, doesn't mean their story is. In loving memory of Dori Elhachem (05/24/1977 - 08/08/2015)