Steel Magnolias

Details

DATES: April 8th, 9th, & 10th

TIME: Curtain rises at 7:00pm for all evening performances and at 2pm for the Saturday Matinee.

LOCATION: The Historic Elwood Opera House
202 S Anderson St, Elwood, IN 46036

COST: $12 per adult. $8 per child 12 and under.
Children 3 and younger are FREE.
See “Tickets” below to reserve seats online.

Ticket Purchase

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Plot Summary

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”

Director

Anna Mayhill has been involved with The Attic Theatre for about four years. This is her first time solo directing, but she is no stranger to the directing side of theatre. Anna has been the assistant director for The Jungle Book and then stepped into that role again for The Music Man. Most recently, she co-directed The Attic’s production of Emma. Some of her favorite roles onstage include Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town and Grace Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. When Anna isn’t involved in theatre, she loves to decorate cakes, hang out with friends, play the piano, read, play volleyball, and create art.

Cast

M’Lynn – Ruby Burris
Shelby – Edan Solverson
Annelle – Aubrey Drake
Truvy – Lauren Taylor
Clairee – Jennifer Luczywo
Ouiser – Sara Wood

Crew

Assistant Director – Kristin Hilger
Hair and Makeup Design – Susan Marshall
Set Design – Breezy Brookshire
Set Construction Manager – Rebecca Roy
Lighting Design – Jason Montgomery
Sound Design – Cameron Mayhill
Stage Manager – Caroline Stone
Props Manager – Susan Marshall