ROANOKE CO, Va.—
Hollins University is getting ready to stage a production of Good Ol' Girls.
"It's just about like women, southern women being sassy and fabulous," said Performer Emma Sperka.
Sassy and fabulous only tells part of the story. The musical is about love, loss, and laughter.
It shows different women in different places dealing with big issues in life. They include pregnancy, abuse, aging, and marriage.
Many in our area can relate to these characters because it takes place in Appalachia.
"We live among the good ol' girls. They are our friends, they're our neighbors. They're our sisters and aunts so this piece is going to be really exciting for Roanoke I think," said Theater Department Director Ernie Zuila
Good Ol' Girls is based on the works of Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, two acclaimed southern writers who graduated from Hollins.
"It's great to know when you graduate you really can do something big and wonderful and meaningful to more people than just yourself," said Performer Elaine Pruvis.
The theater department's director has been in touch with Smith and McCorkle.
They plan to attend one of the performances and that has the performers a little nervous.
"When I'm not stage I feel the pressure but as soon as we step onto the stage for rehearsal it's like nothing else matters," said Performer Mary Ellen Apgar.
You can catch Good Ol' Girls at the Hollins Theatre.
Performances are April 13-14, 18:21, at 7:30 P.M.
There will also be a performance April 15, 2 P.M.
Cost is $10.