5 Women held over for extra three-day run in Belwood

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.