Javea Grapevine Issue 183 2016 Two - Page 82

Truvy’s Comes to Javea Port Javea Players’ production of Steel Magnolias, directed by Roger Brown, plays the Javea Players’ Studio Theatre in the Old Town of Javea from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 April. Curtain-up 8 pm. Tickets priced at 8 euros are now available from the box office on 96 579 4937 and at boxofficejp@gmail.com If you would like to get a taste of Louisiana before the show, start your evening with a pre-theatre dinner at La Cocina, served from 6.30, inspired by the Deep South and only 16 euros for two courses ( 19 for three ) including a half-bottle of wine. Book on 96 579 5140 Courtesy of Tina Jones owner of the well known Javea beauty and hair dressing salon, H2O, Roger Brown established the famous Truvy’s Beauty Parlour of Louisiana in Javea Port at the end of last month. Roger is directing Javea Players’ first production of their 40th Year, Robert Harling’s witty, hilarious, strong and very moving classic, Steel Magnolias which plays their Studio Theatre from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 April. The play is set in Truvy’s Beauty Parlour in the fictional town of Chinquapin in America deep south and Roger wanted to familiarize his cast with the concept of a beauty parlour being the hub of life in a small town and to hold a training session for the hairdressers in his production. Up stepped Tina Jones who offered to lend Roger her H2O salon for the weekend and experienced hair stylist, Joan Gabraith who agreed to provide the training for Pat Doidge who plays Truvy and Tasha Fish who plays her assistant, Annelle. Truvy’s regulars are Clairee, widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin and a football fanatic played by Jen Kellow-Ward; Ouiser, a twice widowed, bad humoured lady who claims she has more money than God, played by Lindsay Johnson; Shelby, the very beautiful bride, a diabetic, determined and brave, played by Terri Brown and M’Lynn, proud mother of the bride, a prominent local social worker played by Rosemary Brown. These very different ladies share with Truvy and the young Annelle the daily trivia of their lives, their secrets, their fears and their very real affection for each other and when tragedy strikes they find in each other the strength to cope.