PRESENTED BY PARKER ARTS AND INSPIRE CREATIVE
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, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); 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 and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, 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.
The Schoolhouse Theater
Friday, March 17 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 18 - 2:00 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 19 - 2:00 PM
Friday, March 24 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 25 - 2:00 and 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 26 - 2:00 PM
proudly supports Parker Arts theater productions.
Approximate Run Time: 2 hours with intermission
Based on the play by Robert Harling
Please note, this play contains adult content. For mature audiences only.
A Co-Production with Inspire Creative. Inspire Creative is an artist directed, non-profit arts organization with a heart to encourage individuals to discover their artistic talents, develop them in a safe atmosphere that encourages growth rather than ego and provides them with opportunities to use those talents through exceptional performances, service, training and community.
Learn more about Inspire Creative here.