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Audition for SCCC’s production of Steel Magnolias

Steven Rains - August 12, 2019 11:02 am

Auditions for SCCC’s fall production of Steel Magnolias

The Showcase Theatre located on the Seward County Community College campus opens its theatrical season with Robert Harling’s comedy-drama “Steel Magnolias”, with auditions on Friday, August 30 from 5pm to 7pm and Saturday, August 31, from 10am to 12 noon.

“Steel Magnolias”, focuses on the camaraderie of six Southern women who talk, gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times and comfort one another through the worst. The play is alternately hilarious and touching with six female characters that are delicate as magnolias yet as strong as steel.

“Steel Magnolias” is directed by Michele Van Hessen. The play showcases a mother M’Lynn and daughter Shelby. The cast includes Ousier, a wealthy curmudgeon. Clairee, Widow of the former mayor. Truvy, owner of the beauty shop where the play takes place and Annelle, the beauty shop assistant.
“Steel Magnolias is a heartwarming, hilarious story shaded with bittersweet tragedy, this he award-winning comedy will bring laughter to all who see it,” said director Michele Van Hessen. “In a beauty parlor over the period of two years, six ladies discuss everything from favorite recipes to births and death, conclude Van Hessen.

Robert Harling was inspired to write his first play after his sister Susan died of complications from diabetes. “Steel Magnolias” premiered off-Broadway in 1987, and became instant sensation, running for three years and generating a hit movie.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS will open a limited 3- performances engagement. The production will open Friday, November 15 at 7PM, play Saturday, November 16 at 7pm and Sunday, November 17 at 3pm.
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