SUMMER – PLAY – June 16 – September 2, 2017
All performances begin at 7:30pm
Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana is 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, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby risks pregnancy against all advice. 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.
CAUTIONS: If this were a movie it would be rated PG. Steel Magnolias includes mild adult themes. Teens who watch prime-time TV won’t see much to shock them, but depending on the personality and exposure of your younger children, they may be confused. Your own judgment is the best guide for your family.
DIRECTOR April Poland
COSTUMER Judith Light
LIGHTING DESIGNER Mick Alderman
PROPS Cindy Karr
TRUVY JONES Jean Rice
ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO Heather Neuwirth
CLAIREE BELCHER Deanna Gjovik
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE Katherine Lacaze
M’LYNN EATENTON Sheila Shaffer
OUISER BOUDREAUX Gigi Chadwick