By Meredith Oden
Directed by Gretchen Smith
This charming Southern comedy of manners follows Fiona Bright and her friends Valerie and Pearl as the trio journeys into the world of Mississippi debutantes. As each girl prepares for their impending debut, obstacles loom in the forms of oafish escorts, preoccupied parents, baffling etiquette, vodka-spiked punch and pristine white gowns. In the end, however, it is simply the question of friendship that matters.
Gretchen Smith is Associate Professor in the Division of Theatre. She is a playwright and theatre historian focusing in French theatre, gender studies and American dramatic literature. This is her 17th year of producing New Visions, New Voices.
A spring playwriting festival in its 19th season, New Visions, New Voices will present one performance each of seven full-length plays written by students graduating from the Division of Theatre. The festival is produced by SMU Associate Professor and Head of Theatre Studies Gretchen Smith.
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