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8 nights, 5 very different women, 1 hideous dress. Here comes the bridesmaids.
Test Run Productions
New York City, New York
United States
7 Team Members

Test Run Productions was founded by four energetic and entrepreneurial women wanting to develop opportunities for young professional theater artists based in .


Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

by Alan Ball


Presented at the

Wow Cafe

December 8-11 & 15-18th 

                Thurs, Fri & Sat at 8pm,

                Sun at 3pm


Directed by Gretchen Ferris

Produced by Jasmina Sinanovic

General Manager: Yosi Merves


Cast Includes: Maggie Ronck as Meredith, Jessica Cermak as Mindy, Lindsey Zelli as Trisha, Sarah Feldman as Georgeanne, Alicia Barnatchez as Francis and Charles Gorrilla as Trip. 


A rebellious liberal trapped in the south, a local beauty queen , a fundamentalist Christian, a self conscious house wife, and a clumsy lesbian are all very different bridesmaids who share a common foe: The bride.  They all decide to escape the painful reception by hiding in the upstairs bedroom.  As the night unfolds, the women start celebrating in their own way and end up sharing some of their inner most secrets.  These woman start as strangers and end up becoming each others the best support group, revealing a deep sisterhood that all women share.


The Impact

The show must go on!...but we need your help. Producing independent theater in New York can be tricky and expensive.  But what better place to create your own work than in the "City of Dreams"?  The theater scene is made rich by the powerful and compelling stories told off-off-Broadway.  Which is why projects like Five Women are vital to keeping NYC the place where performers not only work, but are fulfilled by their work.  Having said that, Test Run Productions is spearheaded by four resourceful ladies, but it still takes some equity and capital to produce a professional production. Your donations will help us hire talented actors, designers and crew, as well as helping us create the world of the play with sets, lights and costumes.  Please help us keep the independent theater scene alive and strong!

What We Need & What You Get

Five Women is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas which means your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!

Your donations go to securing the rights for the play, the creation of sets, costumes, and props, rehearsal space rental, and designer and director stipends.

Donate big and you may get a guest spot as the Bride or Groom at our Fund-raising Party! Or donate just a little and get a shout out in our program.  ANY donation is helpful!

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't donate today, please come to a performance or our fundraising party to help show your support!

Have a skill or product you'd like to share? We'll gladly make use of them!

Know some lovers of great theatre? Send them our way!

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  • $10USD

    You may not be a relation, but you're who everyone comes to for comfort! This donation gets your name in the program!

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  • $25USD
    Wedding Planner

    You make it all happen! Get your name in the program and a signed postcard.

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  • $50USD
    Beauty Squad

    You've worked hard to make the Bride her blushing self. Kick back and relax. Enjoy a free glass of wine on us when you attend the show. And we'll put your name in the program too. (amount over $5 is tax-deductible)

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    Wedding Party

    Want a reserved seat? This is the level for you... Not only to you get the best seat in the house, we'll give you a glass of wine pre-show or at intermission. And we'll let you leave with personalized signed promo materials from the cast. (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

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    Wedding Party + 1

    Nobody wants to drink alone... so bring along your plus one! Includes 2 reserved tickets to show date of choice and one glass of wine per person. And we'll let you leave with a personalized signed poster from the cast. (amount over $30 is tax-deductible)

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    Bride or Groom for a Day

    Join us as the Guest of Honor at our wedding themed fund raising party! You'll get to cut the cake and cut the rug at the first dance. If you're game, there may be a bouquet and garter toss! (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

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    Mother of the Bride

    All of the above, PLUS select cast members will come to your home, cook you dinner, give you a make over and perform a scene from the play for you. (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

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