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Wesleyan Theatre and Dance Department to Present “Steel Magnolias” February 20-23

Steel Magnolias
Posted
Feb 19, 2020

Buckhannon, WV—On February 20-23, the Theatre and Dance Department at West Virginia Wesleyan College will present the heartwarming comedy classic, “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling.  All performances will be in Culpepper Auditorium in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.  Show times are 8:00 p.m. February 20, 21, & 22, and 2:00 p.m. on February 23.  Tickets are available at the door.

Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of the characters.

“Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue and the play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving,” said the New York Daily News. “Steel Magnolias” is a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town south,” stated Drama-Logue.  “The play is suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy,” added the New York Post.

The Cast List for the performance in order of appearance includes:

Truvy………………………Taylor Pugh, musical theatre major, Glen Jean

Annelle……………………Meg Alderman, theatre arts major, Hedgesville

Clairee………………..…..Julian Marshall, pre-drama therapy major, Triadelphia

Shelby……………………..Sinead Tobin, musical theatre major, Fairmont

M’Lynn……………………Savannah Teter, theatre arts major, Girard, OH

Ouiser……………………..Pippa McGinley, musical theatre major, Morgantown

DJ…………………………..M. Eric Jett, director of strength and conditioning at the College

Stage manager: Elizabeth Tweel, theatre major, Elkview

Sets and Lighting Designer:  Keith Saine, technical theatre director

Costume Designers:  Heather Bokey, elementary education, Bridgeport, and Jacob Spruce, theatre education, Charleston

Sound Designer:  Felicia Cochran, theatre arts major, Midway

Director: Gregory Mach, associate professor of dramatic arts

Properties:  Sky Pulliam, pre-nursing, Round Rock, TX, and Dominick Gray, music education, Belle