Steel Magnolias


    by Robert Harling



October 26 - Nov. 17, 2007

The close-knit women at Truvy's Beauty Salon, the unofficial hub of Chinquapin LA, have lots of time to gossip. Their husbands - - absent, depressed, or dead - - have made sure of that. Consequently, visitors to the salon get more than a wash and cut. Alternately hilarious and touching, the play focuses on the camaraderie of these six Southern women who talk, gab, gossip, chitchat, and needle each other through the best of times - - and cry, caress, comfort and repair one another through the worst. They're soul mates in a rarefied way that assumes a cult of femininity - - sisters come hell and high water. Pushing laughter and pain together, Steel Magnolias pulls tears from even the most cynical eyes. The women at Truvy's beauty parlour are the steel magnolias of the title: Southern belles, flowery on the outside, but strong enough inside to survive any challenge, many of which are presented through the course of the play.

Waiting for Godot  
by Samuel Beckett   December 7-16, 2007  
One of the 20th century’s theatrical benchmarks, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot takes an absurdly comedic look at humanity’s indecisive and inert nature. Join Gogo and Didi, two cirque-like tramps as they await the appearance of the elusive M. Godot.  
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Faith County

by Mark Landon Smith


February 22 - March 15, 2008

A colorful set of good ol’ folk gather for the county fair, and there’s stiff competition in the arts and crafts category. There’s an inspirin’ poetry readin’ by Faye McFaye, Mildred’s ceramic depiction of The Last Supper, Ruthann’s divinity (and rum) cake, Naomi’s chic hair stylin’ and Violet’s appliqued toilet seat covers! And bein’ spring, luuvv is in the air.

The Constant Wife


by W. Somerset Maugham


May 16 - June 7, 2008

This brilliant comedy of modern English life has been produced in New York and on the road. It is a sophisticated play based on the idea that so long as a wife is supported by her husband it is up to her to be faithful to him, but if the husband is not faithful to her and if she supports herself she is entitled to lead her own life in her own way.

Awards for the 2007-2008 Season
Best Actor ------------------- Bob Siegmann in The Constant Wife
Best Actress - --------------- Daphne Nayar in The Constant Wife
Best Character Actress ----- Marian Narveson in The Constant Wife
Best Character Actor ------- Richard Crews in The Constant Wife
Best Supporting Actress---- Robyn Hannah in Steel Magnolias
Best Supporting Actor ----- Steve Corelis in The Constant Wife
Best Set Design--------------Jim Narveson for The Constant Wife
Best Director----------------Kathy Gutto for The Constant Wife

Director's Awards for that little something extra:
Jason Salazar for Steel Magnolias
Pat Cross for Faith County
Marian Narveson for The Constant Wife
Steve Corelis for the One-Acts
John Rutski and Chuck Phelps for Waiting for Godot

Congratulations to one and all and thank you for a great season!