by Robert Harling
A COMEDY WITH HEART
Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are %u2018anybody%u2019 in the neighbourhood have a standing Saturday appointment.
Along with her anxious and eager new assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Miss Clairee, local curmudgeon Miss Ouiser ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for forty years%u201D), intelligent and compassionate career woman M%u2019Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town.
Shelby%u2019s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications.
The funniest play to ever make you cry
Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M%u2019Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life%u2019s challenges: the loss of one%u2019s child.
As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life%u2019s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another.
This Tamworth Dramatic Society %u2018made in Tamworth%u2019 production, directed by Gero Cutmore will have you in stitches and bring a tear to your eye. Great entertainment!
An Amateur Production by arragement with ORIGIN %u2122 THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.