STEEL MAGNOLIAS BY ROBERT HARLING
February 18, 19, 25, 26 at 8:00pm
February 20, 27 at 2:00pm
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Directed by Joel D. Scribner
Truvy: Trish Ross
Annelle: Sam Gross
Clairee: Jenny Bacon
Shelby: Amanda West
M'Lynn: Samantha Teter
Ouiser: Kitty Reel
Stage Manager: Larisa DeZayas McAmis
Masks will be required.
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players...