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Steel Magnolias

 Bedford Players present


Steel Magnolias

Written by Robert Harling

Directed by Kim Shaw


I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.-Annelle

Thursday to Sunday, June 1 – 17, 2017

Thu, Fri, Sat – 8pm · Sun – 2pm

If you can`t say anything nice about anybody…come sit by me! – Clairee

There is no such thing as natural beauty. – Truvy

The play 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. A sudden realization of mortality draws on the underlying strength—and love—which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York’s WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching.

“Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” —NY Daily News.

Adapted from Dramatists Play Service.

Tickets will go on sale at Ticketpro on May 1, 2017.



Kim ShawBryn RowlandsGurrattan Kaur
Kim Shaw
Stage Manager
Bryn Rowlands
Assistant Stage Manager
Gurrattan Kaur
Cathy CameronJill CurleyMichele Gaudet
Cathy Cameron
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Jill Curley
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Michele Gaudet
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Rebecca MarriottJoy ReschCarole Ball
Rebecca Marriott
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Joy Resch
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Carole Ball
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Photos by Geoff Brewster Photography


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