On The Cusp
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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.
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2022 - 2023
The mission of the Carroll County Community Theatre is to involve the local community in the experience of live theater. Its aim is to enable members of the community of every age, sex, and background to learn about and participate in every aspect of theater, including play selection, acting, lighting, costume making, publicity, and set construction. It also offers the public an opportunity to enjoy quality productions of both well-known and less frequently seen plays.
Our philosophy behind play selection and casting is to reach and involve people of diverse backgrounds, both university and community people, those with theater training and without, and young people and families as well as adults of all ages. As a community theater the organization expects everyone involved to participate in many aspects of production, both on and off stage. As non-professional theater it recognizes the diverse commitments of its participants and seeks to structure rehearsals, production work, and performances accordingly. The organization is a community theater group which takes the word “community” seriously.
“The Miracle Worker,” directed by Cindi Winstead, opened the 43rd season of the Carroll County Community Theatre. The show follows the story of Helen Keller and er governess Annie Sullivan. Helen was born blind and deaf. Because of this, she is a wild, unmanageable child. Annie Sullivan is hired to care for her. Despite all expectations, Annie teaches Helen to speak and read braille. Performance dates were September 16-18.
”The Miracle Worker” was followed by “A Christmas Story.” “A Christmas Story is the beloved classic story of Ralphie Cooperss dogged pursuit of a “Red Ryder” bb gun for Christmas, even though every adult he asks tells him “But Ralphie, you’ll shoot your eye out.” Auditions for “A Christmas Story” will be held on September 19 and 20 at 6:30 in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Performance dates are December 1-4.
The final show this season will be “Steel Magnolias.” “Steel Magnolias” revolves around a group of women who have their hair done in Truvy Jones beauty shop. The women confront life’s challenges, some funny and some not, during their time in the beauty shop. Auditions for “Steel Magnolias” will be held on December 12 and 13 at 6:30 in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center. Performance dates are over two weekends: March 10-12, and March 17-19.
According to the Carroll County Community Theatre President, John Stephens, “We usually include a musical in our season but, this season, the University of West Georgia Theatre Program has asked us to collaborate with them on a production of “Cinderella,” to be presented at the Carrolton Arts Center in late March. The Board did not think that we could handle two musicals back-to-back so we decided to present “Steel Magnolias”
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