Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 25 2016

The American wedding-industrial complex is oiled by the blood of bridesmaids. How many women have suffered through bridal showers thrown by both sides of the family, fittings and bachelorette parties just for the privilege of buying — and worse, wearing — an ugly dress? Where's their monument? Alan Ball, creator of True Blood and Six Feet Under, has answered the call with his dramedy Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. Tracy may be enjoying her overdone big Southern wedding, but her bridesmaids are all hiding out in the childhood bedroom of her younger sister, Meredith. Together they wonder what it was they did to earn the honor of bridesmaidhood and talk about the bride and her husband. Stray Dog Theatre presents Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday (June 9 to 25) at the Tower Grove Abbey (2336 Tennessee Avenue; 314-865-1965 or Tickets are $20 to $25.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20-$25