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SFA theatre students to present 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'

October 6, 2015 - Robbie Goodrich
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Fairfield senior Eric Gibson directs Alan Ball's comedy about a newly married couple's overdone wedding reception.

"During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below," Gibson said in describing the play. "As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in a wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit."

The cast includes New Boston senior Tori Bean as Frances; Frisco senior Shelby Gilliland as Meredith; Dallas senior Jonee Lewis as Trisha; Beaumont junior Angel Williams as Georgeanne; Port Neches senior Marley Graham as Mindy; and Carthage junior Zach Barlow as Tripp.

The production staff includes Brooke McPherson, Leander junior, stage manager; Jason Trevino, Houston sophomore, scenic designer; T.J. Davis, Beaumont junior, costume designer; K.C. Counts, Gladewater senior, lighting designer; Devin Bruton, Nacogdoches junior, sound designer; Tevia Loeser, Spring sophomore, props designer; Jessica Benson, Austin sophomore, hair and makeup designer.

Faculty production advisor is Zach Hanks.

Gibson is a theatre major who will graduate in December, after which he plans to pursue a film-stage career in Dallas. As an SFA student, he directed "The Patient" and "Manhattan Drum Taps" and was assistant director for "Alice In Wonderland" and "Bad Dates." He has performed in "Loyalties," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "W;t," "Woman and Scarecrow" and "The Valiant." He was also a member of The Fredonia Players.

The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.