Auditions set for Theatre of Dare’s ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’

Published 7:51 am Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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Theatre of Dare, community theatre for the Outer Banks, will hold auditions for “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” a 1993 comedy by Alan Ball. The event will be held over two evenings: Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at the Dare Council Arts Council (old courthouse), located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo.

“Now that we’re able to present live theatre, there has been a lot of interest in getting back on stage,” says Evan Tillett, director of the show and member of the Board of Directors. “I’m excited to see the talent on display in what I hope will be a large turnout.”

There are roles for five women, ages late teens to early 40s, and one man, age mid-20s to early 30s. The action takes place in an upstairs bedroom where five very different bridesmaids find themselves hiding together, trying to escape the ostentatious wedding reception of a bride that, they soon realize, none of them really like. These five identically dressed women talk, laugh, argue, cry, console one another and slowly become friends.

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“We continue to observe pandemic protocols, so I’m asking that participants wear masks,” Tillett continued. “As with most auditions, please be prepared to read from excerpts from the script.”

The production will take place at the Dare County Arts Council January 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16.

For more information about auditions and the show, including selected readings from the script (sides), visit Video auditions will be accepted as well. For more information, contact Tillett at