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C of I presents Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

October 31, 2014

The College of Idaho Theatre Department is pleased to announce its fall production Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, a mischievous, dark comedy by famed writer Alan Ball. The play will show at 7:30 p.m. from Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 12-15—with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16—in the Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (65+) and non-C-of-I students. For tickets and information, call the Langroise Box Office at (208) 459-5426.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress follows the story of five reluctant bridesmaids (thus, the same dress) have endured a painfully awkward and pretentious wedding for a bride whom none of them feels close to. During the wedding reception, they all hide out, expose scandals and swap secrets in the bedroom of the bride’s sister, who is, perhaps, the sassiest and most reluctant of the bridesmaids. This mature comedy contains adult themes and language.

The play is written by Ball, known for his award-winning film American Beauty and the HBO series True Blood and Six Feet Under. The C of I version will be directed by guest artist Tracy Sunderland of Boise Contemporary Theater.

“It’s a good story about confronting yourself and finding what is true about your private self versus your public self,” Sunderland said. “The play also has great wit and showcases women strutting their stuff and having a great time.”

The cast features C of I students Monica Aguilar, Haley Ganatos, Ellen Campbell, Leslie Andersen, Hailee Lenhart-Wees and Andres Maldonado. The set is designed by Will Ledbetter, costumes by Delpha Carver, lights by Deborah Penrod and sound by Frederick Loucks. Stage management is by Eli Nary.

For more information about C of I theatre, call (208) 459-5836 or email [email protected].

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit