Stale Magnolias: the Ultimate 80's Southern Woman's Play
This May there's Magic in the Hair when Foul Play presents STALE MAGNOLIAS, the Ultimate 80s Southern Womans Play. High hopes, dashed dreams, betrayal, murder and... male-pattern balding? These ladies have a lot invested in their hair... which means they have a lot to lose.This show is so funny, you'll dye laughing.
"Surprisingly clever and intelligent Stale Magnolias is the proverbial 'must see' theatrical production of the year."
Hope Johnson, Fog City Journal.
"Celebrating the women not only from these films and shows but also women who live in small towns everywhere."
Andrea Abney, SF Gate
"Hilarious send up... full of wit and nitwits. The ensemble cast beautifully works together against each other."
Sister Dana Van Iquity, SF Bay Times
"The most extraordinary wig creations I've ever seen
designed by Jordan L Moore...A gender-bending exploration of one of cross-dressing's key accessoriesthe wig...A spell-binding effect on the viewer."
Chloe Veltman, SF WEEKLY, KALW
Photos by Flynn de Marco: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38702573@N02/sets/72157618686841102/
Video and editing by Christopher Kuckenbaker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gVaQO9vRuI
Lovingly crafted by SF's Best Comic Playwright (SF Weekly) Sean Owens, STALE MAGNOLIAS is an original script that pays loving homage to America's 80's romance with tortured, strong Southern women, inspiring such classics as Steel Magnolias, Crimes of the Heart, Come Back to the 5 & 10, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.With a cast featuring legendary SF talent, this is the first theatrical event to grace the doors of the Glama-Rama, the real-life beauty salon run by SF makeover maven Deena Davenport and it will steel your heart.
STALE MAGNOLIAS is the story of the Last Chance Salon, a nightspot turned day-spa in the overheated town of Rectal, TX.Proprietress CC Chesterfield (Julia Mitchell) struggles between fulfilling her mothers dying wish and keeping her clientele from killing each other.Nave new shampoo girl Sugar Sweetly (David Bicha) learns the ropes as the townswomen sink their fresh manicures into each other.Trouble hits the hot curlers when ex-beauty pageant queen, Spuvina Fetlock (Arturo Galster) runs into her long-time rival, Raven Looney (Jef Valentine), power-hungry businesswoman and suspected murderess.Meanwhile, Fanny Chaffer (Sean Owens) bristles at her new title of Rectals Oldest Living Citizen, bestowed upon her by aspiring roller-model Lousisana "Loos" Morales (Rik Lopes). Wishing their problems would vanish in to thin hair, these high-haired hotheads learn that their spa experience comes with an inner beauty treatmentwhether they like it or not.
STALE MAGNOLIA runs May 2 June 14, 2009, Saturdays and Sundays @ 8pm at the Glama-Rama, 417 South Van Ness at 15th.There is NO SHOW on SUNDAY, MAY 31.Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 online at http://brownpapertickets.com/event/60804.This is a Foul Play from Sean Owens (author, director) and Cameron Eng (production) and features:David Bicha, Arturo Galster, Rik Lopes, Julia Mitchell, Sean Owens and Jef Valentine.Based upon a concept by Sean Owens and Jarrad Webster.
EVERY NIGHT is STYLIST NIGHT where stylists get in for the HALF-PRICE of $10. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Years in the making, but only founded in 2008, Foul Play Productions is the brain child collaborative of Sean Owens and Cameron Eng, who have had the pleasure to bring you Attack of the Killer B-Movies, and Wicker Man, the rock opera. We hope to see you at the 2nd Attack of the Killer B-Movies in Fall 2009.Our mission is to make millions of people happy. http://foulplaysf.com
Costumes by Steven LeMay of Retro Fit, your premier destination shop for your complete vintage look. Whether perusing the clothing, bellying up to the T-shirt Bar or getting your make-over at our Beauty Counter, we have to expertise to make it a reality. 910 Valencia St, SF. 415.550.1530 http://retrofityourworld.com
Wigs by House of L'Moore Wigs, which has been serving the wig styling and maintenance needs of the Bay Area for the last four years, out of Glama-Rama Hair Salon.Jordan L. Moore has created beautiful custom hair pieces for many of San Francisco's drag luminaries, theatrical performances, and exotic dancers. His work has even appeared in Vogue magazine on the legendary star Diahann Carroll.Custom wig orders by appointment 415-867-0734
Sound engineered by Jim Fourniadis at the Dark Room Theater, is your one-stop shop for comedy, theater, events, entertainment, rehearsal space and recording studio facilities (both pre- and post-production). 2263 Mission Street, b/t 18th and 19th, SF, CA 94110, 415-401-7987 for info. http://darkroomsf.com
Lighting design byShady lady Lighting who has created a name for herself by mind blowing lighting effects, strong imagery with using conceptual lighting. 415-505-2671, http://shadyladylighting.biz
The Glama-Rama is a Hair Salon / Art Gallery that has become a staple as a community space in San Francisco. 417 South Van Ness, SF, 415-861-GLAM, http://glamarama.com, proprietress Deena Davenport.
the Glama-Rama Hair Salon
417 South Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|