Belles 2017-10-13T07:19:29+00:00

Now Playing – Belles

Two Acts, Six Sisters, 45 Phone Calls

This play, originally published in 1989 and revised in 1997, has entered the theatre canon as one of our most delightful and endearing plays about southern women, and enjoys popularity to this day. Told in “two acts and forty-five phone calls,” Belles visits six southern sisters, who, over the course of an autumn weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via the telephone, and in the process come to terms with their shattered family history. The six Walker sisters all hail from Memphis, but now they are scattered all over the country. Only Peggy still lives in Memphis, where she cares for Mama. When the play begins, Peggy is phoning her sisters with the latest about Mama… whether they want to hear it or not!

The gold standard among Mr. Dunn’s many plays about southern women, and offering very strong roles for an ensemble of six actresses, Belles continues to pack an emotional punch after all these years. More and more theatre companies are revisiting this play, many setting it back in the day in which it was originally written – back before cell phones and texting and the virtually free long distance phone call became commonplace – a day in which a call to another city could be freighted with dramatic consequence and heartbreaking honesty.

Friday, Oct 13th at 7:30PM
Saturday, Oct 14th at 7:30
PM Sunday, Oct 15th at 2:00PM
At HART Theatre 185 SW Washington HIllsboro, OR 97123
Adults $15
Students and Seniors $13

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Cast
Peggy:  Rebecca Morse
Aneece:  Debbie Davis
Roseanne:  Renee Iversen
Audrey:  Kathleen Silloway
Dust:  Sandee Cnossen
Paige:  Aurea Taylor
Mike:  Alex Rowe
Cast Understudy:  Alice Dalrymple