Set in a small town in Louisiana ‐‐ in the time of really big hair ‐‐ six women gather in Truvy's beauty shop for gossip, friendship, and support. These women are true steel magnolias: southern belles who are flowery on the outside, but tough as steel inside. The play is alternately hilarious and touching as it moves from the excitement of Shelby’s wedding to sadness as friends mourn her loss. The dialogue is sharp and funny and all six roles are interesting and challenging.
Truvy Jones – to play 35 ‐45 ‐ Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup‐Desoto ‐ to play 18 ‐ 24 ‐ Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher ‐ to play 55 to late 60’s ‐ Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.
Shelby Eatenton‐Latcherie – to play 19 ‐ Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
M'Lynn Eatenton ‐ to play 40 to 50’s ‐ Shelby's mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.
Sides will be read from the script and are available at the bottom of this page. The director would like to see a glimpse of how you would approach the character. Please choose one character to focus on, but be familiar with the other scenes in case you are asked to read another character.
Looking for strong, passionate actors, all ages and ethnicities encouraged to audition. Please do not type yourself out, do not role type against the movie.
March 16th 6pm-8pm
Glenwood Life Center
71 Grove St.
Glenwood Landing, NY 11547
Rehearsals begin March 23, 2020 and are generally Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 6pm-10pm and Saturdays 2pm-5pm. You will only be called if you are involved in the scene being rehearsed.
Performance dates are:
May 15th 7pm
May 16th 7pm
May 28th 7pm
May 29th 7pm
May 30th 7pm
We will not have performances Memorial Day Weekend. Actors must be available for all performances and May 11th-14th for tech/dress rehearsals.
All rehearsals and performances will be at the Glenwood Life Center.