By Robert Harling

 

 

 

The Set

 

The setting for the play is the fictional small town of Chinquapin, Louisiana which is located in the fictional parish of Chinquapin. The movie was filmed in Natchitoches, Louisiana which is located in Natchitoches Parish. Not widely known is the fact that Natchitoches comes from a Native American word meaning "chinquapin eaters", the chinquapin being a nut that is indigenous to that area.