Texas State Theatre Ends the Semester with a Show

Contact: Maria Salgado

mvs27@txstate.edu

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The Department of Theatre and Dance has put together one last theatre event for everyone to enjoy before the end of the semester.

SAN MARCOS (April 18, 2017) – Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance will be hosting the play, “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” showing through the week of April 25- 29 starting at 7:30 pm and April 30 at 2 pm.

The performance will be held in the theatre building’s main stage.

It will be open for the public with ticket prices ranging from $10 to $20, depending on if they are a child, Texas State student, adult or senior citizen.

“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” is a play written by Alan Ball about five bridesmaids that hide away in a room because they hate the bride. As they hide in the room, the bridesmaids start talking about what is going on in their lives and realize they have more in common than they thought.

“You see these little glimpses into their own lives and it’s both, like, really comedic, and also incredibly sad at some points,” said Michael Rau, director of the play. “I think it hits on a really kind of full vision of who these women are, and what are the particular, like, constraints that society, at that time in the South in 1933, has forced on these women.”

Themes in the play have mature content such as sexual abuse, homophobic language and nudity. Rau has prepared his cast to tackle on these issues by having rehearsals six days a week for four hours. He wants his actors and actresses to embody who these characters are, and bring them to life.

For tickets, head over to https://txstatepresents.universitytickets.com/w/ or contact Texas State presents at 512-245-6500.

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