Steel Magnolias

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Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion

A comedy/drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

The action centers on 'Truvy's Beauty Parlor' and the women who regularly gather there. The story begins on the morning of Shelby's wedding to Jackson and covers events over the next three years, including Shelby's decision to have a child despite having Type 1 diabetes and the complications that result from the decision.

There is also a glimpse of the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl and then to a revival-tent Christian; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family.

Although the main story line involves Shelby, her mother and Shelby's medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.

January 23 - February 9, 2014



Truvy - Kari McCord
Ouiser - Libby Ungar
Annelle - Andrea Beal
Clairee - Patrice Veit
M'Lynn - Michele Myrick
Shelby - Moriah Halberg

Director - Robin Starch
Assistant Director - David Warg
Production Manager - Steve Soler
Stage Manager - Danelle Kurtz
Scenic Design - John Lutz
Sound Designer - Rob Andersen
Lighting Designer - Courtney Schmitz Watson
Costumes & Beauty/Wig Consultant - Sharon Moody
Props & Beauty/Wig Consultant - Kelly Nokk
Dialect Coach - David Wasylik
Acting Coach - Anne Blessing

Graphic Design - Thomas Bonneville
Director of Resource Development & Management - Kelli Tatum
Front-of-House-Manager - Evonne Pollard
Box Office Manager - Patti Pronschinske
P.R. Marketing Director - Elizabeth Wasylik
Director of Production - Andy Langenfeld
Director of Outreach & Education - Robin Starch