Performances Run March 6th – March 24th at the Historic Dock Street Theatre

(Charleston, SC) Steel Magnolias, one of the most produced comedies in America — the play that launched the award winning 1989 film that made Julia Roberts a star— opens at the Historic Dock Street Theatre on March 6th for a 3 week run. Join Truvy, Ouiser, Clairee, M’Lynn, Annelle, and Shelby at Truvy’s Beauty Parlor for some primping, gossiping, and hilarious heartwarming fun in this beloved Southern classic!

“We can’t wait to share laughs, tears, and some juicy gossip," say Director Jesse Siak. "We’re so happy to be bringing this classic comedy to the Dock Street—tickled pink, in fact.”

The cast includes Charleston Stage Professional Resident Actors Sara Sanderson as Shelby and Mary Kate Foley as Annelle along with Charleston Stage Acting Ensemble Member Samille Basler as Clairee. Rounding out the cast are Charleston local actors Liz Duren as M'Lynn, Teralyn Reiter as Truvy, and Melonea Marek as Ouiser.

Background Information on Steel Magnolias
Though incredibly funny, Steel Magnolias was written by Robert Harling after the tragic death of his older sister. Friends suggested he write about the experience in order to help him deal with his grief. From this, a short story emerged which evolved into a full-length play that was produced off-Broadway to rave reviews in 1987. A London production appeared the next year and a hit film version followed in 1989 and did much to make young Julia Roberts a star. A Broadway production brought acclaim to Steel Magnolias once again in 2005 and another revival is planned for later this year.

March 6th: “Steel Magnolias.” Presented by Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street; By Robert Harling; Direction by Jesse Siak; Lead Title Sponsor: Katherine Glenn. Truvy, Ouiser, Clairee, M’Lynn, Annelle, and Shelby have gathered once again at Truvy’s Beauty Parlor to primp, gossip, and spar with one another. As hair is teased, blow-dried, and permed, the comic sparks fly in this hilarious and beloved classic Southern comedy. This is the play that launched the award winning 1989 film that made Julia Roberts a star. Mar. 6, Mar. 8-9, Mar. 14-16, Mar. 21-23 at 7:30pm and Mar. 10, 17 and 24 at 3:00pm. $33.75 - $66.75 for Adults, $31.75 - $66.75 for Seniors (60+) and $28.75 - $66.75 for Students (Ages 3-25) and Active Military. Tickets available online 24/7 at www.charlestonstage.com. Tickets by phone available Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm (Also open Sa 1pm-5pm show weeks only) by calling (843) 577-7183.

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CHARLESTON STAGE'S STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Theatre
The Historic Dock Street Theatre (135 Church Street)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Performance Dates:
Mar. 6 Wed 7:30pm *PNC Pay-As-You-Please
Mar. 8 Fri 7:30pm **Opening Night
Mar. 9 Sat 7:30pm
Mar. 10 Sun 3:00pm
Mar. 14 Thu 7:30pm
Mar. 15 Fri 7:30pm
Mar. 16 Sat 7:30pm
Mar. 17 Sun 3:00pm
Mar. 21 Thu 7:30pm
Mar. 22 Fri 7:30pm
Mar. 23 Sat 7:30pm
Mar. 24 Sun 3:00pm

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Prices:
Adults $33.75 - $66.75
Seniors (60+) $31.75 - $66.75
Students (Ages 3-25) and Active Military $28.75 - $66.75

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Tickets Now On Sale:
Order by Phone (843) 577-7183
Order online at www.charlestonstage.com
Group Rates Available: Call Mary Adkins, Box Office Manager, at (843) 647-7365
Student Rush: College student tickets, with proof of valid ID, are $10 one hour before curtain (subject to availability)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Designer Credits:
By Robert Harling
Direction by Jesse Siak
Production Management by Rafael Colón Castanera
Production Stage Management/Associate Production Management by Ashley Palmer
Stage Management by Amanda Calcutt
Costume Design by Haley Blackstock
Scenic Design by Stephanie Christensen
Scenic Charge Design by Cody Rutledge
Properties Design by Courtney Gomez Odom
Lighting Design by Jamie-Brooke Ruggio
Sound Design by Luke Walchuk

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Lead Title Sponsor:
Katherine Glenn

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Cast:
Character Actor
Ouiser Boudreaux SAMILLE BASLER**
M'Lynn Eatenton LIZ DUREN
Clairee Belcher MELONEA MAREK
Truvy Jones TERALYN REITER
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie SARA SANDERSON*
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto MARY KATE FOLEY*

* Member, Charleston Stage Resident Professional Actor
** Member, Charleston Stage Acting Ensemble


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