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Playwright

Robert Harling

Performance Dates

July 16-19, 23-26, July 29-August 2, 1998

Creative Team

Directed by..........................Ed Vaughan

Scenic Design by................Stephanie Gerckens

Costume Design by.............Katie Robbins

Lighting Design by..............Rob Johnson

Sound Design by................Jonathan Erwin

Synopsis

The play opens with discussion of Shelby's wedding day to her fiancé, Jackson, in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin at Truvy's in-home beauty parlour where the women regularly gather. It covers events over the next three years with Shelby's Type 1 diabetes and how the women interact at times with conflict but in the end resolved friends: Shelby's decision to have a child despite the complication that could result from her condition, 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 underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

OST, Summer Stock, Otterbein Theatre, Musicals

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