Shoestring Players Serve Up Southern-Style Humor With Performances Of “The Hallelujah Girls”

August 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will serve up some Southern-style humor with its Studio Theatre Production of The Hallelujah Girls. Performances will be held on August 20-21 and 26-28 at 8:00 p.m. and on August 22 at 3:00 p.m.

When the Hallelujah girls in Eden Falls, Georgia decide to open SPA-DEE-DAH in an abandoned church, they change their lives and pursue their dreams. Carlene has buried three husbands. Nita can’t keep her son out of trouble with his probation officer and Mavis is trying to think of a way to fake her own death to get out of her marriage. All the while, sweet Crystal perks everyone up with her hilarious lyrics to Christmas carols. An old boyfriend shows up, Sugar Lee’s rival tries to steal the spa and an unexpected marriage proposal shocks the lot of them.  By the end of the evening, even the audience will shout Hallelujah!

To purchase tickets, call the USC Upstate Box Office, Monday-Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at (864) 503-5695. Ticket prices are $2. The Box Office opens on August 18.

For additional information, contact Barry Whitfield, theatre manager at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5880 or bwhitfield@uscupstate.edu.