Written by Robert Harling

 

Directed by: John Blackwell

Dates: May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20, 2023

Times: May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 8:00PM, May 7 & 14 at 3:00PM

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights
28 Seventh Avenue
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Handicap accessible


Set in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin, the play opens at Truvy's in-home beauty parlor where a group of women regularly gather. They discuss Shelby's upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Jackson. The plot covers events over the next three years relating to Shelby's Type 1 diabetes, and with how the women cope with their conflicts, while remaining friends: Shelby's decision to have a child despite jeopardizing her health, Clairee's friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M'Lynn, and Shelby's medical battles, the group's underlying friendship is prominent throughout the drama

 

Tickets: General admission: $20.00 ($18.00 Online), Seniors: $17.00 ($15.00 Online), Students: $15.00 ($12.00 Online).

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