October 20, 2009

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University department of theatre and dance will present "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" Oct. 23 through 26 at 8 p.m. in the Harvey Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall.

Directed by Anjalee Deshpande, assistant professor of theatre and dance, "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" explores the lives of five bridesmaids hiding from the reception and the bride.

"As the afternoon wears on, the five women — painfully shy fundamentalist Frances; wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom Mindy; heartbroken George-Anne; rebellious sister of the bride Meredith; and jaded beauty queen Trisha — discover they have much more in common than their identical bridesmaid dresses," said Deshpande.

The play was written by Alan Ball, the Academy Award-winning author of the film "American Beauty," the critically acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under" and HBO's most recent hit, "True Blood."

Elaine Williams is the scenic designer for the Bucknell production with costumes by Paula Davis, lighting by Heath Hansum, and Mark Hutchinson as technical coordinator, as well as sound design by Bucknell senior Nicholas Gehman.

Tickets to each performance are $8 per person, $6 for senior citizens. The performances are part of the University's annual Homecoming celebration, so ticket availability may be limited for the Friday and Saturday performances.

Advance tickets are available in person from the Campus Box Office in the Weis Center weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the Bucknell University Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 570-577-1000 or online at www.bucknell.edu/Boxoffice. Tickets may be available in person one hour prior to each performance.

Contact: Division of Communications



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