Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vol State Presents "Steel Magnolias"

This weekend, Vol State will present the stage production of “Steel Magnolias,” under the direction of Dr. Judi Truitt, associate professor of communications and theater.

Steel Magnolias is the story of six southern women, the struggles they face, and the friendships they have with both humor and sadness written into the script.

“I love the people,” said Shannon Young, who portrays Ouiser. “We get along really well, and the play portrays real life women and their struggles. It really depicts how a mother feels losing her child.”
The cast members seem to be having a good time during the production.

“It’s really fun,” said Natalie Beatty, who plays the role of Shelby. Beatty is currently a sophomore at Vol State.

“I’m loving it,” said Angela Norris, on her role as Truvy. “I always love the creative process.  Norris is a Vol State alumna, and will be in an upcoming production titled “Master Class” at Cumberland University, after the run of “Steel Magnolias.”

Additional cast members include Bridget Werner as Clairee, Elizabeth Booker as Annelle and Caleigh Graves as M’Lynn.

“It is really a talented group of students. They make an incredible ensemble cast, and they are great to work with,” said Truitt.

The production is Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Caudill Hall. Tickets are free for students, and five dollars for all non-students. 

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