November 27 & 30 @ 7pm
Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic
Directed by: Karyn Eves
WHO: Female-identifying persons aged 16 and over, of all ethnicities and abilities are encouraged to audition.
Actors will be provided lines and sides to perform alone and with others. The only preparation needed is to practice your southern accent (ideal, but not required!)
Rehearsals will occur Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through December and January.
The show dates are February 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 & 17, 2024.
Please contact Karyn at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Full Length, Comedy/Drama
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee, the play moves toward tragedy and explores how the sudden realization of mortality affects the gang, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.