The story of six Southern Louisiana women’s small town lives and the trials and tribulations that come with it

August 13, 14, 15 &
August 20, 21, 22
2021

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm. Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain.

Location

Jackson College’s Potter Center
211 Emmons Rd. Jackson, MI 49201

Tickets

Ticket prices to be announced. On sale soon!

Synopsis

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; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry. 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 possibly her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the women, 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.

Family-Friendly Status

This production is rated PG-13 for some adult themes.

Cast

To be announced. Check out our Auditions page if you’re interested in being part of this production!


Truvy……………To be determined
Annelle ……………To be determined
Clairee ……………To be determined
Shelby ……………To be determined
M’Lynn ……………To be determined
Ouiser ……………To be determined

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

Production Team

Director…………… Serenity Sanders Gerrild
Technical Director…………… Preston Judd*
Stage Manager…………… To be determined
Costumes…………… Ellen Yoakam*
Hair Consultant …………… Debra Sanders
Properties…………… Angie Dickinson
Lighting Engineer…………… Amanda Kloack-Gregurich
Sound Engineer…………… Darren Taylor*
Producer…………… Kelly Crippen*
Asst. Producer …………… Susanna Ellis*

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at admin@centerstagejackson.org. We’d love to have you join us, no experience necessary!

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.


STEEL MAGNOLIAS
By Robert Harling

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.