Harnett Regional Theatre, along with ManeStage Hair + Nails, is proud to bring live theater back to Downtown Dunn after a one-year intermission!
March 22nd and March 24th at 7pm at Stewart Theater in Downtown Dunn.
Due to mass gathering limits, please RSVP via link below.
Coming May 2021
- Please be prepared to read from the script at the Director’s discretion
- Audition Form can be completed in advance, bring with you to the audition. Printed copies will be available.
- Please bring a headshot if available.
The show dates will be May 14th, 15th, and 16th.
Rehearsals will start in late March. Dates and times have not yet been determined.
Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. Laced with sarcasm and verbal jousting this skillfully crafted play lovingly evokes a picture of eccentricity in the small-town South. When events turn to tragedy, the genuine friendship, compassion and love allow this group of ladies to weather the harshest storms with grace, kindness and humor.
Cast of Characters
This is an ensemble production, emphasizing the roles of all performers as a whole rather than a star performance. Performers’ ability to interact and react is a sought component of the talent.
Playing age: Mid 30s to late 40s
Physical characteristics: Blonde, busty and her fashion is cutting edge for the 80’s.
An expert in her chosen vocation, she is a confident beautician. She moves between practical and grounded, to moments of romantic fantasy and emotional overflow. Typically positive she keeps all the ladies from straying too far off track. She holds and leads the emotional center and life of the salon, making space for new comers while protecting the sacred command of the matriarchs.
Playing age: 19 to mid 20’s
Physical characteristics: Surprise me
Annelle is the proverbial newcomer, nervous and timid however, she has the most significant character arch. Ranging from skittish newbie to devout born-again Christian, ultimately settling back as a woman who has found her place in the community. She is Truvy’s protégé and is on an inward journey to discover “who am I?” as life deals her personal, social and career challenges.
Playing age: 60 something
Physical characteristics: carries herself with purpose and presence
Clairee is the absolute matriarch of this group, grand dame. She reigns over her court proceedings with a razor sharp wit and absolute certainty. She is confident of her place in the community and her station in life. Widower of the town mayor, she knows how to navigate the politics of any situation with her wry wit. She has learned in life that it is much better to laugh than cry and she has raised her comedic humor to a true art.
Playing age: 25 ish
Physical characteristics: beautiful, dashing and has a charismatic energy
Shelby is an invincible 25 year old who is launching her new life with her groom at full speed. She tends to be snarky and brash toward her mother as she attempts/struggles, to separate and individuate. She wants to be considered a peer in the group but is conflicted by the presence of her mother. She is in denial about any health limitations and is exhausted by having to live a life with limits. When she becomes pregnant, her denial is pierced but not diminished. She is committed to doing all in life which makes her happy, damn the consequences.
Playing age: 50 ish
Physical characteristics: the fretful mother who contends with the full range of emotions
Professional woman of the 80’s, she is polished, confident and empathetic by training however, she is just a human when it comes to coping with all that life dishes out to her. She does internally battle with her counselor training and mothering instincts. She attempts the challenge to be all things to all people until it is too much and she has to accept and receive caring support of her friends to find the strength to move forward.
Ouiser (pronounces “Weezer”) Boudreaux
Playing age: 60 ish
Physical characteristics: In a battle with all of life
Ouiser is sharp and forthright. She has an axe to grind and she is going to prosecute her case with zeal. She is totally comfortable with herself and is aware that she can be coarse but makes no apologies. Under a very thick brash exterior is a hurt woman avoiding taking responsibility for the course her life has taken. Although she is eager to place blame externally, at her center she just wants to love and be loved.
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