Steel Magnolias - Feb 2009

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

Directing Debut by Mary Telford

Feb 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28, 2009

 

magnolia-240The story of Steel Magnolias is based on the tragic death of Robert Harling's elder sister, a diabetic. As her best friend and closest sibling, Robert found it very difficult to cope with his loss.  So he started a short story that evolved into a full length stage play as well as a very popular movie.  The action centers around Truvy's beauty parlor and some women who regularly gather there. The drama begins on the morning of Shelby's wedding to Jackson and covers events over the next three years, including Shelby's decision to have a child despite having diabetes and the complications that result from the decision. We also get a glimpse of the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town, to a partying woman, then to a religious fundamentalist; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother, and Shelby's medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.

Feb 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28 at 7:00pm at the North Peace Cultural Centre.  Adults $20.00, Students & Seniors $17:00.

Call 250-785-1992 or go online for tickets

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