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Rockford University Performing Arts presents “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”

11/16/2018 4:30 pm

silhouette illustration of five women each wearing a pink dress

Rockford University’s Performing Arts department presents “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” written by Academy Award winner Alan Ball and directed by Professor Deborah Mogford. The show runs Thursday, November 15- Saturday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 18, 2 p.m. in Rockford University’s Clark Arts Center, Cheek Theatre. The Clark Arts Center is accessible.

This unique, six character cast, play first premiered 25 years ago at New York’s Manhattan Class Company. The comedy play provides an irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing. It is summer and five women wearing identical unique bridesmaids dresses have survived the elaborate wedding ceremony to find themselves at the ostentatious wedding reception being held on the estate of the bride. There is only so much they can take, so they seek sanctuary in an upstairs bedroom. Each woman has her own reason for avoiding the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on these five very different women are surprised to discover a common bond. This wickedly funny and touching celebration of life explores the nature of sisterhood and the ever-present question about the behavior of men. You can’t live with them, but can you live without them?

This production is for mature audiences only. Tickets are required and seating is limited. To reserve tickets, contact the Box Office at The complete list of this seasons productions is available on the University’s website at