They’re coming ba-a-ack.
The play 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress, the comedy by Alan Ball took the Belwood Summer Theatre by storm – and it is coming back. Grinder Productions has secured the play for a limited three-show engagement July 30, 31, and Aug. 1 at the Belwood Lions Hall.
5 Women has played to rave reviews the world over, and last weekend’s production was no exception. From the raw, powerful emotions of each of the characters came joke after gut-busting joke. The play’s themes of love, faith, and the need to reach out struck a chord with so many people that Grinder’s creative and executive director Eric Goudie felt he had no choice but to bring the show back.
“I don’t know what it is about this show – maybe it’s the girls, maybe it’s the guy, or maybe it’s the dresses, but something about this show has gotten through to a lot of people,” said Goudie. “We’ve faced a lot of difficulties this season, so I’m very thankful to Stacey and her team for putting together such a stellar production.”
Director Stacey Ingham summed up the meaning and the message behind 5 Women: “This is a show for women who understand, and men who want to,” she said.
There is a warning the show contains some coarse language and mature humour that may not be suitable for younger audiences.
The show, 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress, re-opens on July 30 at 8pm at the Belwood Hall, with subsequent performances July 31 at 8pm and Aug. 1 at 2pm. Tickets are $15, and are available by calling 519-780-7593, or at the door.