Cast Announced for STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Mariemont Players

MPI_logo 2020Mariemont Players and director Megan Horton are thrilled to announce the cast of our September 2023 production, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling:

Annelle: Anna Hazard
Truvy: Debbi Berlon
Shelby: Katie Jensen
M’Lynn: Stefanie Adams
Clairee: Cathy Lutts
Ouiser: Tobie Braverman

Steel Magnolias is directed by Megan Horton and produced by Jennifer Day, Eric Day, and Bill Geraghty.

Performance dates: September 7-24, 2023

Synopsis:
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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