Collierville Arts Council
Join us on Saturday, September 22, 2018 or Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Please note time change from 2:00-4:00 PM for Saturday) at The Harrell Theatre at 440 W Powell Road in Collierville. Call backs will be September 30, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Jaclyn Suffel will direct this southern tale. The show runs February 15-24, 2019, Friday and Saturdays at 7:00 PM plus Thursday, February 21 and Sundays at 2:30 PM. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. We are looking for adult and teen women. Rehearsals will start around January 3, 2019. Simply sign-up for a slot and show up at 10:00 AM on either morning.
The play opens with discussion of Shelby's wedding day to her fiancé, Jackson, in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin at Truvy's in-home beauty parlour where the women regularly gather. It covers events over the next three years with Shelby's Type 1 diabetes and how the women interact at times with conflict but in the end resolved friends: Shelby's decision to have a child despite the complication that could result from her condition, Clairee's friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M'Lynn, and Shelby's medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.
Cast of Characters
TRUVY JONES - 40ish Owner of the beauty shop
ANNELLE DUPUY DESOTO - 19 Beauty shop assistant
CLAIREE BELCHER - 66ish, widow of former mayor. Grande dame.
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE - 25, Prettiest girl in town
M'LYNN EATENTON - 50ish, Shelby's mother. Socially prominent career woman
OUISER - (pronounced "Weezer") BOUDREAUX - 66ish, whealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.
This show is rated PG-13. For more information click on our website.