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Steel Magnolias

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Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux, intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complication.

Please be aware this production includes themes related to diabetes, high-risk pregnancy and fertility.

The play was adapted for the screen by the same writer in 1989. It starred Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Sally Fields, Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis

The play originally opened Off-Broadway (with one set and an all-female cast although the voice of a male DJ on the radio is intermittent during the play with all male "characters" referenced only through dialogue) at the WPA Theatre, in New York City, on March 28, 1987, with Pamela Berlin as director.


Maggie Allsop and Katie Webb


Truvy - Lucy Cragg

Annelle - Grace Morris

Clairee - Nicky Shipton

Shelby - Kayleigh Boatwright

M'Lynn - Jacqui Ward

Ouiser - Tracey Ball

Voice of the DJ - Grant McCotter


Stage Manager - Phil Lovell and Will Wrighton

Prompt - Mags Bond

Set Crew & Build Team - Tim Bond, Annette Crump, Steve Crump, Dave Gale, and Jane Gale

Props - Simon Ellis and James Frost

Sound - Grant McCotter

Lighting - Paul Rotten and Tim Bond

Costumes - Karen Smith and Margaret Ward

Hair and Wigs Mistress - Roisin Hall

Make-up: Charlotte Murden

Publicity - Lucy Cragg, James Frost, and Simon Ellis

Poster design - Katie Webb

Box Office - Rob Creer

Front of House - David Lord and members of Sodbury Players


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