Steel Magnolias: you know the 1987 movie with Dolly Parton, Sally Field & Julia Roberts, but have you seen the play it is based on? If you have, you remember it. Robert Harling wrote this play in just 10 days in 1985 following his sister's passing from medical complications. We join six amazing women, with their dreams and their problems, as they live life – we get to see how their friendships pull them through everything that life throws at them: each delicate as a magnolia, but tough as steel.
Come spend an evening with the kindest and kookiest group of Southern women you've ever met at Truvy's beauty salon, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. You'll meet Truvy, the wise-cracking owner of the beauty salon; Annelle, Truvy's eager and impressionable new assistant; Ouiser, the eccentric millionaire; Miss Clairee, the local social leader; and M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy."
Filled with hilarious repartee, tender moments, and unexpected friendships, this well-loved play celebrates life and the people who make the ride worthwhile.
The play opens tonight, Friday, August 3, and runs through August 19, 2012. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm; Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm. Performances are held at 1420 NW 80th St Seattle, WA 98117 – in the Crown Hill neighborhood just north of Ballard.
Tickets, $18 for general admission, $15 for Seniors/Students w/ID, are available online at: www.upactheatregroup.org. You can also purchase tickets at the door, however cash or checks only.
Truvy – Christy Tennant
Annelle – Anne Arnhold
Clariee – Eileen McCann
Shelby – Jacquelyn Miedema
M'Lynn – Lisa Wright Thiroux
Ouiser – Rochelle Wyatt
UPAC Theatre Group celebrates its 14h season in the Ballard/Crown Hill area. We serve the greater community with good theater for all to enjoy. UPAC Theatre Group exists to unite members of the community through the performing arts with performances and classes.