Five Women Wearing the Same Dress


By Alan Ball

Directed by Jill Clough

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a wealthy Tennessee home, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit. Set in 1990s Knoxville, this comedy reveals five relatable, powerful, vulnerable women (and one man!) as they laugh, boast, squirm and cry over sex, drugs, AIDS, sexual predation, religion and more.

An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing. “…[a] wonderfully entertaining play…” —NY Post.

 “Ball has the comic writer’s requisite talent for dialogue that ricochets snappily around the stage.” —TheaterWeek.


Willow Carr    Meredith
Cliff Johnson
Joanna Kell
Anna King
Chelsea Paige
Tapley Trudell

June 24, 25, 30, July 1 & 2
    Friday, Saturday & Thursday Evenings – 7pm

June 26 & July 3
    Sundays – 4pm

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    Outdoors at the old Feast & Field location
    1544 Royalton Tpk
    Barnard, VT

Viewer Discretion Advised.  This adult comedy contains adult themes.  Script includes open conversations about sex, illicit drugs use, sexual predation/abuse and expressions of bigotry reflective of the early 90s Knoxville setting.

Performance and Site Info:

  • Performances will be held at old Feast & Field location across from Fable Farm Orchard on Royalton Tpk in Barnard. Follow signs to parking area.  Please allow 5-10 minutes to walk from parking to performance location.  Drop off and handicap parking available.
  • Shows will be canceled in case of rain and tickets will be good at any other show.  BarnArts will sell NA drinks and snacks.  Picnicking is welcome. 
  • Chairs will be provided and set up as part of the staging – it’s a wedding!  Blankets will also be accommodated in front stage area.
  • ADA info: Site is located on flat lawn a small distance from handicap parking.  A handicap-accessible portable toiled will be near the handicap parking area.


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About the Director

Jill Clough moved to the Upper Valley at the start of the pandemic and found a theater home with BarnArts, first performing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream last summer and most recently stage managing A Streetcar Named Desire. Her Directing Credits include Lizards… By Megan Mostyn Brown at SUNY Fredonia, High School Musical: Live On Stage! and Assistant Directing Wind and the Willows with Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance in New York City.

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