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Last chance to see Vanguard play

Final weekend to catch 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'

Published (Volume 76, No. 31)

UTM’s Vanguard Theatre brings comic relief to campus with its performance of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” written by Alan Ball.

The comedy is based on old and new relationships among five bridesmaids.

A lesbian, a Christian, the younger sister of the bride, and two former best friends of the bride bring a variety of energetic personalities to the play.

“It was a growing experience to do comedy, especially as a lesbian,” said Jennifer Horbelt of her role as Mindy, the sister of the groom.

Strong language and adult themes are found throughout the comedy.

“I liked the vulgar language and adult content. I found the play funny… I enjoyed it,” said Michael Hester, a UTM student.

Additionally, the play addresses sensitive issues such as HIV-AIDS and child molestation.

Alan Ball is most noted for his movie “American Beauty” that won him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2000.

The final performances of Vanguaurd’s production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” are at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 in the Fine Arts 127.