Still Need for '5 Women' House Volunteers

Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017, 11:53am

Curtain Players is in need of a few last-minute volunteers to fill house staff positions for the run of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress through February 26 at the Harlem Road playhouse. There is particular need for house managers and parking lot attendants. It is important to have fully staffed teams as this engagement has been selling well, and the theatre company anticipates sellouts.

Contact volunteer coordinator Lindsay Brooks at to sign up or for more information about what jobs are available.

Performances continue at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays February 17-18 and 24-25; and 2 PM Sundays February 19 and 26. There is a Curtain Panels audience talkback following the February 19 matinee. (Tickets for Five Women are available on this website. Click here.)

NOTE: Five Women is recommended for mature audiences because of the script’s strong language, adult humor and situations.

Five Women, written by Alan Ball, takes place during an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, where five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids are hiding out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. 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.

Volunteers are reminded Smothers Road is closed east from Sunbury Road for a major construction project on the causeway over Hoover Reservoir. Click here for alternate routes and allow more time for travel to the playhouse.

House staff must be 18 years of age or over, with the exception of ushers, who may be as young as 16 years of age.

The house staff jobs are important ones, as these volunteers have the responsibility to be hosts to patrons and to be caretakers of the theatre at performances from before the house opens, during the performance and intermission, and until the theatre is again closed for the night. Job descriptions are provided ahead of time. Curtain Players encourages those who have worked in these positions to return and to be guides for new volunteers, thereby building the theatre’s network of experienced volunteers. As a thank you, Curtain Players invites members of its house staff to stay for the performance without charge.