Steel Magnolias

2017-2018 SEASON


Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias (the basis for the much-loved multi Oscar-nominated film) is the bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives in a small US Southern town. When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength, supporting each other through thick and thin. Steel Magnolias is a heartwarming portrait of friendship and love. The play is refreshingly similar to the 1989 film version, its dialogue, choice zingers and plot are all intact, the only difference is that the play's action all takes place entirely in Truvy's beauty salon.

Director, Fiorello described this play as one that is “filled with quick witted banter and containing some of the most quotable lines ever written, this piece tells the touching sentimental story of 6 women who are both as delicate and beautiful as magnolias but as strong as steel.”

Producer, Eileen Johnston of Springfield added,” Steel Magnolias” is one of my favorite plays, because of its ability to show the beauty of the bonds of friendship in a wonderfully emotional, tragic, uplifting and sincere way.”

Performance dates are February 23, 24, March 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8pm and March 4 at 3pm. All performances are at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for youth/senior.


The Cast

Role Actor
M'Lynn Lynn Langone
Shelby Nicole Bosc
Ouiser Jodi Freeman Maloy
Clairee Barbara Haag
Truvy Anna Smyre Cave
Annelle Erin Feith

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Eileen Johnston
Director Jeffrey Fiorello
Production Coordinator Steffi Denmark
Stage Manager Pamela Wilczynski
Asst. Stage Manager Kate Pierce
Costume Design Beverly Wand
Costume Design Andrea Sickler
Set Design Roy Pancirov
Set Design Robert Lukasik
Lighting Design Kevin Ohlweiler
Sound Design Joe DeVico
Props and Set Decoration Letitia Lum
Props and Set Decoration Kate Pierce