Location
Encore Theatre and Gallery
213 Gadsden Highway
Birmingham, Alabama 35235
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Wed, November 16, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM CST
Encore Theatre and Gallery - Birmingham, Alabama
Event Description
Don’t miss the iconic story about women, their strengths, imperfections and the connections they forge through it all. This production can best be described as a fresh new spin on a meaningful classic. The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in southern city, where 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.
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