Steel Magnolias

jun 2 - jun 18, 2017
Written by Robert Harling
Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday
Run Time:
2 hours 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Theatre:
Mainstage

Steel Magnolias is the story of six unlikely friends: the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy who dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; Truvy’s eager new assistant, Annelle, who is not sure whether or not she is still married; 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.”

Their conversations in Truvy’s beauty salon bring hilarity, until tragedy strikes and brings them face-to-face with their mortality.

audiodescriptionsymbol The performance on Sunday, June 11, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.

 

Sponsored by:

Truvy Jones
Sherryl Viars
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto
Jessica Elwell
Clairee Belcher
Debra Garner
Shelby Eatonton-Latcherie
Kim Haymes
M'Lynn Eatonton
Karen Schaeffer
Ouiser Boudreaux
Gina Gedler

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: June 18, 2017
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “Steel Magnolias”  
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents “Steel Magnolias,” June 2-18, 2017. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “Steel Magnolias” is sponsored by EMC Insurance Companies.

“Steel Magnolias” is the story of six unlikely friends: the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy (Sherryl Viars) who dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser (Gina Gedler); Truvy’s eager new assistant, Annelle (Jessica Elwell), who is not sure whether or not she is still married; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee (Debra Garner), who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn (Karen Schaeffer), whose daughter, Shelby (Kim Haymes) is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Their conversations in Truvy’s beauty salon bring hilarity, until tragedy strikes and brings them face-to-face with their mortality. “Steel Magnolias” is directed by John Viars.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “Steel Magnolias,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“Steel Magnolias” Performances: June 2-18, 2017
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

“Steel Magnolias” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $25
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Sherryl Viars is Truvy Jones and Kim Haymes is Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie in “Steel Magnolias,” June 2-18, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Brent Isenberger.

Meet the women at Truvy’s: (from left to right) Jessica Blaine Elwell as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, Karen Schaeffer as M’Lynn Eatenton, Kim Haymes as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, Sherryl Viars as Truvy Jones, Debra Garner as Clairee Belcher, and Gina Gedler as Ouiser Boudreaux. “Steel Magnolias” is June 2-18, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Meet the women at Truvy’s: (clockwise from bottom left) Sherryl Viars as Truvy Jones,Gina Gedler as Ouiser Boudreaux, Kim Haymes as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie,Debra Garner as Clairee Belcher, Jessica Blaine Elwell as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, and Karen Schaeffer as M’Lynn Eatenton. “Steel Magnolias” is June 2-18, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Meet the women at Truvy’s: (from left to right) Jessica Blaine Elwell as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, Gina Gedler as Ouiser Boudreaux, Karen Schaeffer as M’Lynn Eatenton, Debra Garner as Clairee Belcher, Sherryl Viars as Truvy Jones, and Kim Haymes as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie. “Steel Magnolias” is June 2-18, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

“Steel Magnolias” features (left to right) Sherryl Viars as Truvy Jones, Kim Haymes as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, Jessica Blaine Elwell as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, and Debra Garner as Clairee Belcher. “Steel Magnolias” is June 2-18, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Meet the women at Truvy’s: (from left to right)Karen Schaeffer as M’Lynn Eatenton, Jessica Blaine Elwell as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, Debra Garner as Clairee Belcher, Kim Haymes as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (seated), Sherryl Viars as Truvy Jones, and Gina Gedler as Ouiser Boudreaux. “Steel Magnolias” is June 2-18, 2017, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.