by Robert Harling
Directed by Scott Albert Bennett
Will be held at the Lakeview Moravian Church (3565 Tulane Ave, Madison, WI 53714) on Sunday January 8th and Monday January 9th at 7:00 pm. (possible callbacks on 1/10) Auditions are in the Sanctuary, and we will be using several rooms in the church that evening (there will be signs!). Street parking available only.
Six (6) Females are in the cast.
Please be prepared to read from the script and please bring a resume and headshot if you have one. (not required, we have additional forms)
Rehearsals - Moravian Church - Sunday, February 19th - Thursday, March 23rd (Sundays through Thursdays)
Performances - Bartell Theatre - Friday, March 31st - Saturday, April 15th
If you would like a copy of the acting edition of the script to prepare, please e-mail the director at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the 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 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.
Come on down to Chinquapin, Louisiana Y'ALL!