Five Women Wearing the Same Dress Debuts at Wagner College Theatre


In a season filled with hits, the Wagner College Theatre season continues to usher in success tonight with the debut of a new drama! We move ourselves from the Main Stage filled with song and dance to across the street on the Wagner College campus in the small black box theatre known as Stage One. While the venue might not be the most known attraction at Wagner, it is one that consistently produces top notch productions. Directed by all star directors and filled with talented casts, Wagner College Theatre’s Stage One may be Staten Island’s best kept secret. Tonight, Wagner College Theatre proudly debuts a new comedic drama Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in Stage One!

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is a play by Alan Ball. The play tells the story of five women who are hiding out during a wedding reception and each have their own reason for not attending it. Once they look past their differences, they find out they have more in common when it comes to love and relationships then they originally thought. Alan Ball is best known for being an award winning creator of the movie “American Beauty” and the HBO series “Six Feet Under”.

525240_10151524331286224_752050711_nFive Women Wearing the Same Dress opens tonight in the blackbox theatre, Stage One, located on Wagner College’s campus across the street from the Main campus. The show will run from Tuesday March 5th until Sunday March 10th. Stage One at Wagner College has become a known venue for smaller dramatic productions that are more contemporary. Recent contemporary productions include The School for Lies, Loose Knit, a modern take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Burn This.  When asked about the piece, director David McDonald said the following;

“Ball is a prolific writer who is able to take the audience into controversial issues with humor. The play is about people figuring out the question of why we are so conflicted. I love the fact that it addresses serious issues from many different points of view. It has all of the requirements of an excellent play because of the brilliance of the writer. I was drawn to it right away.”

The cast of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress includes a cast of five women and one male. Those people include Allie Dufford, Elana Abt, Karin Bryeans, Amanda Synder, Brownyn Whittle and Jesse McCaig.

KaylaThe production is directed by Wagner College Theatre professor David McDonald. Some of his most recent works include Burn This and Waiting For Lefty in Stage One. The rest of the creative team includes a scenic design by Suzanne Plachy, a costume design by Isabelle Barbosa, a lighting design by Sara Bandurian and a sound design by Bronwyn Whittle.. The show is stage managed by Macey Best.

And when asked about how the students are working with the piece? McDonald has no worries at all when it comes to the Wagner College Theatre students taking on this new piece saying;

“Our students are the best. They have to be technicians with the text, brilliant with the language, understand what is happening, and have the courage to play it.”

Five Women Wearing The Same Dress Opens Tonight in Stage One! As previously mentioned, the show will only run until this Sunday in Stage One! Performances are Tuesday March 5th through Sunday March 10th. All performances are at 8 PM. There is an additional performance Saturday the 9th at 2 PM. The performance on Sunday March 10th is the closing performance at 2 PM. Luner on Theatre will be reviewing Five Women Wearing The Same Dress! For tickets, call  (718)-390-3259. For more information, check out Wagner College Theatre’s Official Website. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!


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