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Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling
June 6 – 22, 2024


All shows at 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8

Wednesday, June 12 (value night)
Thursday, June 13
Friday, June 14
Saturday, June 15

Wednesday, June 19 (value night)
Thursday, June 20
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22

Runtime: TBD


About the Play

In Chinquapin, Louisiana, all the ladies who are “anybody” come to Truvy’s beauty salon. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether she’s still married), the wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to Ouiser (the town’s rich curmudgeon), Miss Clairee (an eccentric millionaire with a raging sweet tooth), and M’Lynn, the local social leader whose pretty daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with both hilarious repartee and moving drama, the story is touching, funny, and marvelously lovable.

About the Playwright

Robert Harling made his directorial debut with The Evening Star for Paramount, which he also wrote for the screen based on Larry McMurty’s novel. The Evening Star reunited Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson and co-stars Juliette Lewis, Bill Paxton, Scott Wolf, Miranda Richardson, and Marion Ross. The Evening Star is the continuation of one of the most beloved and acclaimed movies of our time, Terms of Endearment.

Before launching a successful stage and screenwriting career, Robert graduated from Tulane University School of Law, but instead of taking the bar exam, he opted to become an actor in New York. After years of productive work as an actor in voiceovers and commercials, Harling was inspired to write the highly acclaimed stage play Steel Magnolias, which was based on events from his personal life. Steel Magnolias continues to thrive in theatrical productions throughout the world. Immediately bridging a career from stage to screen, Harling adapted his original play into the popular film of the same title, which starred Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, and Daryl Hannah.

Over the years, Mr. Harling has become a much sought-after screenwriter: other credits, to name a few, include Soapdish, which was based on Harling’s acting experience and starred Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, and Robert Downey Jr., and First Wives Club for Paramount, starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton.

Production Team


Anna Castelaz as Annelle
Stephanie Demyun as M’Lynn
Joan End as Clairee
Cathy Marschall as Truvy
Madison Penzkover as Shelby
Marilyn White as Ouiser


Director: Donna Daniels
Stage Manager: Lily Grochowski
Technical Director: Scott Fudali
Costume Designers: Ellen Rohr, Becky Molyneux, Sharon Sohner
Lighting Designer: TBD
Sound Designer: David A. Robins
Properties Designer: Teri Bergendahl