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Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

HFC presents “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” April 28-May 8

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/28/2022 to Sun, 05/08/2022
Adray Auditorium (F-100) in MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Bldg. F)
Five bridesmaids wearing the same blue dress and holding bouquets.

The HFC Theatre Arts program will present its Spring 2022 production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress April 28–May 8 in the Adray Auditorium in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F) on the main campus.

The performance dates will be:

  • Thursday, April 28, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 6, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 7, at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8, at 2:00 p.m.

HFC theater instructor Christopher Bremer serves as director of this production.

About the play

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress debuted in 1993 at the Manhattan Class Company Theater, an off-Broadway theater company in New York City. It’s a comedy set at an estate in Knoxville, TN during the ostentatious wedding reception of newly-married couple Scott and Tracy McClure (both of whom, while mentioned, are never seen in the play).

Five reluctant bridesmaids – Frances, Mindy, Georgeanne, Trisha, and Meredith – all of whom are identically dressed, hide out in the upstairs bedroom of Tracy’s rebellious younger sister Meredith. Each bridesmaid has her own reasons to avoid the festivities occurring below.

As the day wears on, these five women come to realize they have more in common with each other, despite their differences, than they do with the bride as they joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the female spirit.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress was written by award-winning writer/director Alan Ball, an alumnus of the University of Georgia and Florida State University. Ball won an Oscar and Golden Globe for writing 1999’s American Beauty. He also created the critically acclaimed TV series Six Feet Under and True Blood.

NOTE: This production contains adult language and situations and is intended for mature audiences only.

Tickets can be purchased at Ticket prices are:

  • $12 for general admission
  • $10 for senior citizens
  • $7 for students and HFC faculty/staff with a valid photo ID

HFC’s COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at all eight shows. For questions or more information, contact Bremer at