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Performing Arts to present 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'
2/02/09

The Division of Performing Arts at Alfred University will open the Theater Department’s spring season with a student-run production, “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” Performances are at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28 in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall. The performances are open to the public free of charge.

The play tells the story of five women brought together as bridesmaids at the wedding of a woman whom they aren’t particularly fond of. While they don’t know each other very well at the opening of the play, they find plenty to bond over by the time the curtain closes.

The show is the senior project and Honors Program thesis for Caitlin Gallagher, a senior theater and English major from Carlisle, PA. It is also the senior capstone project for Jamie Walsh (costume design), a theater major from Cape Elizabeth, ME; Reesa Martin (set design), a theater and political science major from Cazenovia, NY; and Amanda Holland (props, poster design, and acting), a theater major from Ohio.

The production team also includes April Nell (lights), a senior French major from Box Elder, SD; Tyler Mackenzie Cummins (sound), a sophomore English and theater major; and Justin Pietropaolo (stage management), a sophomore English major from Goshen, NY.

The cast will feature Kate Naron, a senior English and Spanish major from Oswego; Holland; Caitlin Casey, a senior English and comparative cultures major from Edina, MN; Kari Aldrich, a senior undeclared major from Franklin, MA; Luci Cohen, a junior psychology major from Baltimore, MD; and Spencer Hughes, a senior psychology major from Pittsford.