About Five Women Wearing The Same Dress

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below.  They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride’s younger sister, whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets they eye.  As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

About Theatre Statesville

Theatre Statesville is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that exists to offer quality live theatre, provide lifelong learning opportunities, and foster creative expression throughout the community in a fiscally responsible manner.

The mission of Theatre Statesville is to create opportunities for community involvement in enriching theatrical experiences. Our focus is on quality, inclusion, and theatre arts education. We strive to present engaging theatrical performances, noted for excellence and attentive response to our audience. Theatre Statesville will produce well-balanced seasons of theatrical productions of high artistic quality each year; increase and improve the theatre’s impact on and service to arts, education and quality of life in the greater Iredell community; and generate resources and efficiently manage those resources in support of our mission.


Statesville Little Theatre first opened its curtains in 1958. They performed all over Statesville, at Shearer Hall, Statesville High School, the Old Playhouse Theatre, and in 1961, with funds contributed by the late C.V. Henkel, they opened the Henkel Theatre in the Arts and Science Museum.

The Theatre made a transition in the early 1990s and Statesville Little Theatre became Statesville Community Theatre. The organization was growing, and there was a renewal of purpose and mission.

There are hundreds of Theatre fans who made it happen throughout the years. Our volunteers, actors, directors, and sponsors, kept our Theatre growing through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and helped us to make the transition to Theatre Statesville in 2006.

We have remained consistent in our offering of quality theatre in a variety of venues but could not have achieved such a history or any success without each of you.

Come be a part of our family!



  • Tara Henry, President

  • Donna Tazelaar, Vice President

  • Lori Lawrence, Treasurer

  • Joey Moray, Secretary

  • Sharon Sigler, Artistic Director

  • Loren Statema

  • Reagan Hill

  • Laura Hall

  • Kelly Hutchinson

  • Kerri Turner