Performance Photos by Mary Rath: STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley, November 1 - 24, 2019
(performance photos by Mary Rath)
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.
Director- Tysha Noel
Assitant Director- Rebecca Smootz
Stage Manager- Kyra Headley
M'Lynn- Mary Jane Emmett Windle
Shelby- Leah Pullin
Annelle- Kory Taylor
Ouiser- Carla Daws
Truvy- Melissa Brooks
Clairee- Milaka Falk
November 01 - November 24, 2019
1101 Ranch Road 2325
Wimberley, TX, 78676
November 1-24, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by Tysha Noel
Performed in the Burdine Johnson Indoor Studio Theatre
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