The Tellico Community Players
The Glitter Girls
By Mark Dunn
August 8,9,10 & August 15,16,17,18
Thursday, May 23 @ 3:00–5:00 PM
Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00-4:00 PM
@ Tellico Community Playhouse
Friday, May 24 @ 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Rarity Bay Community Activity Center
304 Lakeside Plaza
Directed by Len Willis
“The Glitter Girls” is a (mostly) female southern comedy in the tradition of Belles and Five Dancers in the Rain”, with the kind of strong ensemble dynamic reminiscent of several of Mark Dunn’s other plays for medium to large casts. The play revolves around an ad hoc meeting of a North Georgia women’s social club called “The Glitter Girls”, convened by its richest member-one Trudy Tromaine-who is supposedly at death’s door and wishing to bequeath some of her millions to one lucky “Sister of the Gleam and Sparkle.” The hitch is that it’s the members themselves who much decide to whom to award the small fortune (with hopes that the Glitter Girl they select, will see it in her heart to share the money with the rest of her “sisters”). The play can be economically described as Steel Magnolias meets Survivor, with a big dose of quirky Mark Dunn humor thrown in for good measure.
Arpege Lacroix AKA Arnold Cross
Of indeterminate age, Arpege, who is Trudy Tromaine’s maid, was born Arnold Cross. He considers himself “as feminine as is required”. Because Arpege is basically a slob, he doesn’t go to great lengths to convince others that he is a woman. Towards the end of the play, he reverts back to Arnold.
Sixty, rich as all-get-out and eccentric with a capital E. Trudy understands that she has a town reputation for color and flamboyance and wears that reputation with pride.
The youngest Glitter Girl, but quite comfortable in the company of her older G.G. sisters. Patty is a work in process, smart and analytical, feisty but only occasionally confrontational.
The son of the absent Glitter Girl, Barbara Seaburn. Charlie is studying to become a lawyer like his mother. He defaults to bashfulness and is not nearly as assertive as he would like to be.
A former exotic dancer, whose face, though hardened and furrowed with the years, still maintains a youthful beauty and vibrancy. Val has been beaten up by life but has refused to stay down for the count.
The oldest of the Glitter Girls, but by no means the archetypal “little old lady”. Mayvonne’s disposition is sweet and mothering, but she won’t be pushed around.
Wife of the town councilman (and soon to be candidate for mayor) and owner of her own dress shop; a handsome, exquisitely-dressed woman with a sophisticated air about her (or as close to sophistication as one gets in Hickman Hills.)
A middle-aged attractive woman going through one hell of a bad time. This bad time shows in her bedraggled expression and in the laggard, plodding way she carries herself about. Corinne’s husband is the bane of her existence.
A recent widower. His late wife was a Glitter Girl. He has joined the others to honor his late wife’s memory and to show respect for all of the women who had been her friends. Dowd is a good ol’boy if there ever was one.
For information go to tellicocommunityplayhouse.org. or call Len Willis, Artistic Director, at 423-519-9807. Copies of the script can be checked out at the Tellico Village Library.