Theatre at St. Luke’s presents:
Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Steve MacKinnon
Performance Dates and Times:
- Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $15 – $25
ALL TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE
Please note that Seats in the Yellow Sections will have stair access.
Strong as steel, fragile as magnolias. The six Southern women of Chinquapin, Louisiana, show more steel than delicacy as they face life’s ups and downs together. A home beauty parlor is their gathering place, where they gossip, needle, and jab each other with good-humored zingers. But when push comes to shove, these friends are there for one another, especially in the darkest of times. Don’t miss this hilarious and heartwarming play!
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 their underlying strength.
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