Shows

Auditions

 

A play by Robert Harling
Directed by Ahnya Chang

Monday, December 13, 2021
6:30-9:30 pm by appointment only

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
6:30-9:30 pm by appointment only


You must show proof of full vaccination status to audition and be cast in this production.

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighbourhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle,  Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher; local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux; intelligent and compassionate  career  woman M’Lynn, and her daughter, Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. As the women of Chinquapin together make their way over life’s many hurdles, they provide for each other comfort, guidance, and enduring friendship.

All actresses over 18 years of age will be considered. Those auditioning should come prepared with a one-minute comedic monologue. Sides from the show will also be distributed for actors to read. Light southern acents will be required for this phase of the audition.

Covid masking and distancing protocol will be followed. To schedule an audition appointment, please contact Ahnya Chang at ahnyachang@gmail.com.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

TRUVY JONES – 35-55: Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious, fashionable, intelligent, glamorous.

ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO – 18-30: Newly hired salon assistant. Vulnerable, quirky, uncertain; a young woman coming into herself.

CLAIREE BELCHER - 50-75: Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, with a sharp sense of humour.

M’LYNN EATENTON - 40-55: Socially prominent career woman. Always knows what is best. Strong, stubborn, protective. Shelby’s mother

SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE - 20-35: Prettiest girl in town, strong-willed and full of life. Daughter of M’Lynn

OUISER (WEEZER) BOUDREAUX - 50-75: Wealthy, loveable curmudgeon. Tough and eccentric. Acerbic, but not angry.

These women are witty, intelligent, and above all, real. They are in no way, shape, or form meant to be portrayed as cartoons or caricatures.


Audition Location:

Diamond Head Theatre Rehearsal Hall 520 Makapuu Ave.

(Entrance at the rear of the building, accessible from parking lot)

Rehearsal Schedule:

Rehearsals to start immediately, evenings and weekends TBD. Conflicts early in the process due to work or travel may be considered as many rehearsals will be held online.

Performance Run:

February 4-20, 2021 Thursdays-Sundays

Covid masking and distancing protocol will be followed. To schedule an audition appointment, please contact Ahnya Chang at ahnyachang@gmail.com.


If you have any questions please contact (808) 733-0277 x302.