Steel Magnolias by the Monson Arts Council
October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$18.00 – $20.00
By Robert Harling
The Monson Arts Council is proud to announce our first production in many years! The play was originally produced by the W.P.A. Theatre, New York City, 1987.
Steel Magnolias 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. 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.
Email email@example.com for more information.
If you’d like to sign up for the Monson Arts Council Newsletter, please fill in the form below!
|Truvy Jones||Cat Jordan|
|Anelle Dupuy-Desoto||Nichole Richter|
|Clairee Belcher||Janet Crosier|
|Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie||Alexandria Escribano|
|M’Lynn Eatenton||Aileen Merino Terzi|
|Ouiser Boudreaux||Jess Miller|
Directed by Raymond J. Possick
Produced by Deb Grimaldi
Stage Manager: Amy M. Lake
For groups of 10 or more people, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount rate!
General Admission tickets will be discounted until October 15th for our Opening Production on Thursday, October 27th
Please Note, by purchasing a ticket for this event, you agree to adhere to the MAC COVID-19 Policy:
MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT ALL PERFORMANCES. Only the performers will be unmasked. Food and beverages are not allowed in Memorial Hall before, during, or after performances. Click here for the full, updated COVID Policy.
If are feeling ill or have any symptoms that may be related to COVID, please do not attend your scheduled performance. A full ticket refund will be provided as long as notification is provided before the performance.
Recording performances is strictly prohibited.