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STEEL MAGNOLIAS Purchase Tickets - Eventbrite By Robert Harling
Purchase Tickets – Eventbrite
By Robert Harling
Dannagale Acord, Elk Garden, WV, makes her directorial debut with one of America’s most beloved plays “Steel Magnolias” – exclusively presented by Vicky Brenneman State Farm Insurance – opening Friday night at Embassy Theatre, June 28th and June 29th ONLY. Both performances will be at 8 pm.
The Embassy was originally built as a movie house in 1931 – and now restored as a place in the community for live productions, music, special events, movies, private parties and more.
The play opens with discussion of Shelby’s wedding day to her fiancé, Jackson, in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin at Truvy’s in-home beauty parlour where the women regularly gather. It covers events over the next three years with Shelby’s Type 1 diabetes and how the women interact at times with conflict but in the end resolved friends: Shelby’s decision to have a child despite the complication that could result from her condition, Clairee’s friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle’s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy’s relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M’Lynn, and Shelby’s medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.
At both performances, there will be a raffle of a Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa Cake – referred to in the “Steel Magnolias” film starring Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Darryl Hannah, and Julia Roberts.
CAST AND CREW
Truvy Jones: Carrie Wolford
Annelle Dupuy Desoto: Jessica Miller
Clairee Belcher: Trish Morgan
Shelby Eatenton Latcherie: Delanie Blubaugh
M’Lynn Eatenton: Danise Whitlock
Ouiser Boudreaux: Danni Acord
Stage Manager: Vicki Wilt
Costumer: Danise Whitlock
Lighting/Sound Director: Tim Bambara
Official Photographer: Kristi Sowers
Public Relations: Trish Morgan
For more information or to make reservations or purchase tickets at the theatre, call (240) 362-7183. You can also get more information by visiting the theatre on Facebook. Tickets will also be available at the theatre for each performance until sold out.
All events and productions st Embassy Theatre are supported in part by Maryland State Arts Council and the City of Cumberland.