FOOTHILLS PLAYHOUSE-Glitter Girls
AUGUST 17-26–Fri & Sat 8pm Sun 3pm
Directed by: Donna Duffie
The play takes place in the fictional north Georgia town of Hickman Hills in late May of this year. Hickman Hills is like most southern small towns: Mayberry on the outside, Peyton Place on the inside. It’s the kind of American hamlet where people generally try to mind their own business … and generally fail. Over the last decade or so, the town has seen a marked increase in commercial and residential development, as either welcoming recipient or victim (depending on how one feels about such a thing) of ineluctable Atlanta suburban sprawl. Hickman Hills has watched its long-abandoned burlap factory turned into a successful concern for the weaving and marketing of fashionable woolen snoods*, eventually earning itself the proud moniker: “Snood Capital of the World.” This is no stray fact of local trivia. A sudden caprice on the part of the woman who almost single-handedly put the town on the international fashion map, does, in fact, serve as a chief catalyst for this play.