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04feb6:00 pm7:30 pmAuditions for Steel Magnolias6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT-06:00) View in my timeBeatniks on Conkey, Hammond, 420 Conkey St, Hammond Event Organized By: Hammond Community Theatre Event Type:AuditionAge Category:Adults Only Event Tagsaudition,play

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Presented by Hammond Community Theatre

by Robert Harling

Through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service directed by Dean Johanson

Auditions and Performances to be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN

Audition Dates:
Sunday February 4, 2024   6:00 – 7:30 PM
Monday February 5    6:00 – 7:30 PM

Performance Dates:
Friday, April 5, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m

Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m

Story Synopsis: 
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, 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.

Cast of Characters Need 5 female actors

TRUVY JONES — 40ish, owner of the beauty shop

ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO — about 19, beauty shop assistant.

CLAIREE BELCHER — about 66, Widow of former mayor. Grande dame.

SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE — about 25. Prettiest girl in town.

M’LYNN EATENTON — About 50. Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman.

OUISER BOUDREAUX (pronounced “Weezer”) — about 66. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script and will be held at Beatniks on Conkey on the Other Side at 418 Conkey, Hammond IN.

Contact the director: deanjohanson@att.net

Auditions will be held at Beatniks On Conkey, 420 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN. Performances at Beatniks On Conkey


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Beatniks on Conkey, Hammond

420 Conkey St, Hammond

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