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Steel Magnolias

  • Hastings Community Theatre 515 South 4th Avenue Hastings, NE, 68901 United States (map)
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Our third show of the 2017-2018 season!
Directed by Berice Rosenberg

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” The play is filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions. A sudden realization of their mortality affects the characters, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Cast List:
M’Lynn – Amy Threewitt
Shelby – Cadence Gammill
Truvy – Morwenna Limper
Annelle – Brooke Pauley
Clairee – Angie Jeffers
Ousier – Rita Peshek

Earlier Event: February 23
Beer + Yoga
Later Event: February 24
Pinkalicious & Peterrific