Steel Magnolias at Powerstories Theatre
On stage at Powerstories Theatre from September 15 through October 2 is the poignant tribute of a brother to his deceased sister, Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Directed by Bridget Bean, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a play based on the beloved movie that debuted in 1989. Set entirely in a Truvy’s beauty salon where the women gather to gossip and get their hair done, it tugs at the heartstrings and counters each tear with playful banter and laughter.
Starring Stefanie Coren-Marotta as Truvy, Courtney Holifield as Annelle, Joann Henry-Smith as Clairee, Logan Franke as Shelby, Monica Van Nort as M’Lynn, and Cinda Goeken as Ouiser, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a generational tale of how if women stick together, they can triumph over adversity.
“Choosing STEEL MAGNOLIAS was like selecting comfort food when the country was struggling with Covid and other problems. I thought it would be heart-warming and healing to see women working together and living life in a positive way,” said theatre founder Fran Powers. “It’s a loved and very recognizable play, so we’re excited to get people back into the theatre again, and we knew that STEEL MAGNOLIAS would be the perfect play to make that happen.”