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Steel Magnolias 2014 Last Modified: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Presented on Our Main Stage
Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling.
A Live Theater Production of the Classic Comedy/Drama.
Directed by Barbara Morgan.
Rating: PG-13

Performance Dates:
February 2014

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Synopsis:

From the Dramatists Play Service:

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." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, 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.

A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York's WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching-and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." -NY Daily News.

"…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one." -Drama-Logue.

"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." -NY Post.

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Published by Dramatists Play Service.

Our Director Barbara Morgan

Mary Currey as Truvy Jones

Taylor Stone as Annelle DuPuy_Desoto

Barbara Morgan as Clairee Belcher

CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Role Actor
TRUVY JONES: Mary Currey
ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO: Taylor Stone
CLAIREE BELCHER: Barbara Morgan
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE: Liz Turner
M'LYNN EATENTON: Ann Wilson
OUISER BOUDREAUX: Linda Rickel
Production Staff
Producer: Cast
Director: Barbara Morgan

Our Crew
Publicity: Ann Wilson
Gene Forsyth
Set Design: Barbara Morgan
Set Construction: Harvie Arington
Darryl Millard
Set Painting: Barbara Morgan
Set Dressing: the Company
Props: Linda and Darryl Millard
Costumes: the Company
Lighting Design: Mary Hill
Lighting Installation: Mary Hill
Harvie Arington
Sound Design: Mary Currey
Les Currey
Light/Sound Booth: Jacob Houpt
Programs: Neil Richarson
Leigh Griffin
Photography: John Lukas

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chair: Steve Burns
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Leigh Griffin
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Harvie Arington
Liz Turner as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie

Ann Wilson as M'Lynn Eatenton

Linda Rickel as Ouiser Boudreaux

Doc Crawford performs before the show

Linda and Darryl Millard, Props

Our Cast

OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Peter's Flooring & Paint
Hot Springy Dingy
Tom Cooper and Alliance Business Machines
Bill Hall Printers
Allison Harbour and The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
Cindy Penny and the Hot Springs Village Voice
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
The Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine and KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Alice Bates and KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contempory Hit Radio
Kay DeVaux
Salon 70
Abigail and Stephen Fryar

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!