Hurricane Matthew forces Lady Chablis’ memorial to be postponed

The late Lady Chablis was a force of nature but the performer’s final bow has been postponed by another one. A community memorial had been planned for this weekend in Savannah but with Hurricane Matthew staggering toward the Georgia coast like an unwanted party guest, organizers have decided to reschedule.

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Chablis, made famous by the book and film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” died last month after a period of failing health.

Photo: Club One

Photo: Club One

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Savannah’s Lucas Theatre and Club One, where Chablis performed, were to hold a commemorative screening of the film followed by tribute performances this Saturday. Hurricane Matthew convinced organizers to reschedule.

“After much consideration, the decision has been made to postpone both the memorial service for Lady Chablis and the screening of ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.’ The safety and well being of everyone involved is our number one concern, and hurricane Matthew will prevent us from ensuring that,” the theater said in an Instagram post. “The new date for the entire event is Saturday, November 5th. Thank you for your support, and stay safe this weekend!”

Club One looks forward to the rain date, and posted a reminder of the schedule:

“The events the day of the memorial will remain the same; it will still begin at 4 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, with a following reception at Club One, a screening of Midnight at 8 p.m., and two Club One Cabaret Lady Chablis Tribute shows that evening at 10:30 and 12:30.

We’d like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and condolences over the last month, and hope that you all stay safe this weekend.”

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