Dress For Success

Ah, weddings: The most romantic and memorable time in a woman’s life. Except, you know, all the planning. All the freaking out over minute details; the fastidious attention to everything from too much pesticide in the flower arrangements to whether his sister will eat the salmon if she finds out it’s farm-raised. What a nightmare. Well, at least she’s got her dress. If all else fails — if the chapel burns down or the entire groom’s side gets food poisoning — at least she’ll look stunning in that gown.

Choosing that perfect gown? That’s another story. For the women in Stephanie Allison Walker’s Three Fittings, it proves to be just as daunting a task. One bride was hasty, so she’s stuck with a dress that she might not want to spend the rest of her ceremony with. (Uh oh, Batman, it’s the metaphor signal!) A second is a bit of a rebel — she finds dresses to be oppressive tools of the patriarchy. The last bride-to-be knows that it’s not about the dress at all. What is she thinking? Find out at the Women’s Theatre Project production of Three Fittings, running now through May 18 at Sixth Star Studios (505 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $25. Call 866-811-4111, or visit www.womenstheatreproject.com.
Fri., May 2, 2008

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