by Robert Harling
Directed by Kindra Steenerson
Set in a small town in Louisiana ‐‐ in the time of really big hair ‐‐ six women gather in Truvy's beauty shop for gossip, friendship, and support. These women are true steel magnolias: southern belles who are flowery on the outside, but tough as steel inside. The play is alternately hilarious and touching as it moves from the excitement of Shelby’s wedding to sadness as friends mourn a loss. The dialogue is sharp and funny and all six roles are interesting and challenging.
Truvy Jones– 35‐45, Owns the beauty shop.Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup‐Desoto- 18‐24, Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher‐ 55-late 60’s, Widow of the former mayor. Grand Dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.
Shelby Eatenton‐Latcherie– Early 20s, Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
M'Lynn Eatenton‐ 40-50’s, Shelby's mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux‐ 55 to late 60’s, Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, Eccentric character.
Auditions for Steel Magnolias are to be held at Lee Street theatre at 329 N Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 July 1 & 2 from 7pm to 9pm. Please be prepared to read from the script and work as a group.
Performances will be August 23-25 & August 30-September 1 at 7:30pm.