As we prepare for live shows, we are implementing a lot of new protocols to ensure the safety of our audience, cast and crew and volunteers.
1) Masks are required for most locations in the building, until you get to your seat. That's the only spot where we can guarantee your six feet of physical distancing.
2) There are no intermissions in most performances in our season
3) Please arrive well in advance of the show starting. It will take longer to get everyone to their seats with our social distancing guidelines.
At Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, 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.