by Robert Harling; directed by Kelli Howard
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies 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.
Auditions will be May 16 at 11am and May 17 at 7pm at the Pewter Plough. Please call director Kelli Howard at 805-709-0641 to schedule your audition time. If you are unavailable those days, we can work with you to find a better time to meet.
Please come prepared with 2 contrasting monologues and be prepared to read cold from the script. Slides will be provided.
Casting: 6 females (Age 18-70)
Performance Dates: Aug 21 - Sep 20, 2015