Steel Magnolias Opens at the MAC Theater

The Marion Art Center Theater presents Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, directed by Jennifer Palmer, opening on Friday, October 15, at 7:30 pm. The cast includes Kate Fishman, Zara Lemieux, Brianna Rosario, Margo Ruggiero, Susan Sullivan, and Elaine Vercellone. The Stage Manager is Andrea Cantin, Sound and Lighting is by Steven McManus, and Hair and Costume is by Seth Sweeney.

            Show Dates are October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $18 for MAC members and $20 for nonmembers. Ticket sales are limited to 40 per show, and seating will be first come, first served. All guests must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative test to be allowed entry into the MAC Theater. Accepted tests include a PCR test taken in the prior 72 hours, or a proctored antigen test taken in the prior 6 hours. No at-home tests will be accepted. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

            Synopsis: This much beloved story about the bonds and strength through good times and not so good 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, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth, and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy”. As the story proceeds through comedy and tragedy, we learn how these women have been each other’s strength through friendship and love.

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