by Emily Ann Theatre
Aug. 23 (2019)
Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.
The play opens with discussion of Shelby's wedding day to her fiancé, Jackson, in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin at Truvy's in-home beauty parlour where the women regularly gather. It covers events over the next three years with Shelby's Type 1 diabetes and how the women interact at times with conflict but in the end remained friends: Shelby's decision to have a child despite the complication that could result from her condition, Clairee's friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M'Lynn, and Shelby's medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama
The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is holding auditions for their fall mainstage production of Steel Magnolias, written by Robert Harling, directed by Tysha Noel, to be performed in our Burdine Johnson Indoor Studio Theatre.
Auditions will take place on August 23rd, and you can sign up for a 6, 7, or 8pm audition time slot. Auditions will consist of cold reads.
Please email bridget[AT]emilyann.org to sign up. All roles are open.
The show will run November 1-24, 2019.