In the world of Truvy’s beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly styled hair! When tragedy strikes, it is in the familiar comfort of the salon where they seek the solace and support that carries them through.
For this performance of Robert Harling’s 1987 play, I composed six short pieces to underscore key moments in the story. Taking its inspiration from the Americana-fuelled soundtrack of the 1989 Herbert Ross film adaptation, American folk and country music forms a thematic reference throughout. Due to the tragedy at the heart of the play, the music takes a journey through mourning and acceptance and on to a celebration of life and friendship.