Steel Magnolias By Robert Harling

Jun 2017 at Kyneton Masonic Center


In a backyard beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana, we meet owner Truvy Jones and newly-hired assistant, Annelle Dupuy-Desoto as they await the arrival of three regular Saturday morning clients, Clairee Belcher, Ousier Boudreaux and M'Lynn Eatenton, and it's M'Lynn's daughter Shelby's wedding day. Playwright Robert Harling captures the unique Southern wit, the self-deprecating humour, as hilarious one-liners keep the laughter flowing, amid discussions of favourite recipes, town gossip, beauty tips, and of course, Shelby's wedding preparations, down to the most minute detail. A bitter-sweet note is introduced when Shelby, a diabetic, announces that she desperately wants to have a baby, despite her doctor's advice, and her mother's dismay.

Truvy   Natalie McRae
Annelle Donna Prince
Shelby   Tara Ramsay
M'Lynne Helen Gramberg
Clairee   Margaret Healy
Ouiser    Gail McGregor
Director   Bette Sartore
Stage Manager Brian Fitches
Properties   Maggie Browne
Set Construction Brian Fitches, Frank Sartore, Rob McGregor, David Prince
Lights & Sound Frank Sartore