Steel Magnolias Sets Up Shop at Lane Cove Theatre
Lane Cove Theatre Company stages Steel Magnolias, one of the world’s most loved stories of women’s friendship, love and loss: Steel Magnolias, during May 2021.
A bittersweet comedy set in America’s deep south, the play – adapted for an Oscar-winning movie starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley Maclaine, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis - chronicles the lives and friendships of six women in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Supporting each other through triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s Beauty Spot, to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children. Despite their differences, beautiful and impulsive Shelby, her strong-willed mother M’Lynn, beauty parlour owner Truvy, elegant widow Clairee, sharp-tongued Ouiser and newcomer Annelle, enjoy a friendship that spans the boundaries of age and status. Sharing each other’s strength and loyalty, these six remarkable women survive the cycles of life, birth and death to emerge stronger, closer and still laughing!
Truvy’s salon is the go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her over-eager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures & all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular. Through witty banter and wisecracks, this hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.
Based on a true story, playwright Robert Harling wrote the play in only 10 days, based on the story of his own sister’s death. Director Trent Gardiner says the play shows us characters who change as life provides its ups and downs. “We see things that we all experience as our own lives grow and change: joy, hope, grief, discovery. And most of all: the importance of love and friendship in good times and bad.”
This heart-warming, feel-good production stars Anna Kourouvale, Maviel Andonova, Carole Grace, Michelle Bellamy, Annie March and Amy Lawler and plays Friday to Sunday from 14-30 May at the Performance Space, St Aidan’s in Longueville.
Lane Cove Theatre Company presents
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling Directed by Trent Gardiner
14-30 May 2021 Fridays & Saturdays 7.30pm, Sundays 2pm
The Performance Space @ St Aidan’s - 1 Christina Street, Longueville
Tickets $27 / $22 / $17 (special group + cheese plate deals available!)
Discounts available for groups 10+
This is a Covid-safe event and due to current restrictions in place for small venues, bookings are essential and limited.