Past Shows

2010-2011 Season Shows

Steel Magnolias - June 2011

by Robert Harling

Directed by James Dixon

Showdates: June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 – 2011

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 draws on the underlying strength and love of its characters – and the special qualities that make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Cast

Truvy Jones – Sue Loughry
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – Amberlee Taylor
Clairee Belcher – Christine Helsel
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – Katrina Kayden
M’Lynn Eatenton – Amy Talyor-Liboski
Ouiser Boudreaux – Joann Farabaugh
Radio Voice – Dave Cavill

Production Staff

Stage Manager – Ted Short
Lighting Designer – John Henry Steelman
Sound Designer – Dave Cavill
Costume Designer – Deborah Phillips
Set Designer – James Dixon
Carpenters – Mike Edgar, Bruce Loughry
Hairstylist Consultant – Carla Whitesell
Publicity, Poster, Program – Bruce Dries
Cast Photographer – Deborah Phillips

Special Thanks

Kelly Stein Stader
Carla Whitesell
B. Johns
Alan Ackerson
Amber Bittiger
Christina Taylor