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Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harding

 

 

 

 

October 7, 8, 14, 15, 2011

Christ King School

North Hall

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 (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); 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.

 

   

Cast

Truvy

Rhonda Trickey

M'Lynn Antoinette Stikl
Shelby Elise Georgeson
 

Clairee

Kathy Landry

Anelle Bridget Knapik
Ouiser Judy Lee Tarbox
   

Production Staff

Producer

Judy Lee Tarbox

Director

Teresa Drews

Stage Manager

Page Coe

Set Designer

Paul Weir

Lighting Designer

Matt Carr

Sound Designer

Matt Carr

Assistant Stage Manager

Zoe Drews

Costumes

Rosie Peterson

Barbara Lynch

Publicity

Marjorie Pagel

Pamela Stein

Joan Williamson

 

Graphic Designer

Derek Jacobs

Props

Tina Davis

Cliff Falk

Casey Paszkiewicz

Evvie Smith

Scenic Artist

Sandy Wyss

Set Construction

Larry Beckley

Tim Kietzman

Jerry Proffitt

Paul Weir

House Manager

Barbara Lynch

Presale Tickets

Bob Kafka

Program

Dawn Dewane

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