The Chelsea Players performed Preston Jones's Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander April 22, 23, 29, & 30.
Here is the synopsis from Dramatist Play Service, Inc.:
The place is Bradleyville, a small town in West Texas, where Lu Ann Hampton, seventeen and a high school cheerleader, dreams of far-off places, but settles for marriage with a friend of her Korean War veteran brother. In the following act, ten years later, now divorced and working as a "beauty technician," Lu Ann meets and marries Corky Oberlander, only to lose him in a fatal auto accident. Then, a decade later again, we find Lu Ann still in Bradleyville, with her teenaged daughter, her now alcoholic brother, and a mother who has been enfeebled by a stroke. In a moving scene she is visited by her high school sweetheart, who has become a successful preacher, and as they review the past it becomes eloquently clear that Lu Ann's life has come full circleŚwith her hopes and dreams sacrificed to the realities of everyday life, and with only her resolute spirit to sustain her towards the inevitable grayness of the future.
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of the production
Lu Ann:
Billy Bob:
Amy Kozumplik
Mary Kay Kelleher
Tim Moore
Andy Kirby
Kevin Shirey
Rich Weingart
Donald Dykes
Chris Roche
Dennis Leroux
Zack Doty
Julia Farrar
Read a review of a production of this play from the Austin Chronicle: