Written by Robert Harling
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm):
Preview 9/22 (All Seats $15.00)
Fri. 9/23 - Sat. 9/24, Thu. 9/29 - Sat. 10/1, Thu. 10/6 - Sat. 10/8
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 its characters. "Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a
conclusion that is deeply moving." —NY Daily News. "…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of
eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of
STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one." —Drama-Logue. "…suffused with humor and
tinged with tragedy." —NY Post.
|Truvy Jones||Holly Biracree|
|Annelle Dupuy-Desoto||Sarah Venooker|
|Clairee Belcher||Ginger Pierce|
|Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie||Amanda Menard|
|M'Lynn Eatenton||Linda Iannuzzi|
|Ouiser Boudreaux||Ramona Godfrey|
|Set Construction & Design||Rick Loya|
|Stage Manager||Kathy Barickman|
|Lighting/Sound Operator||Tim Schein|
is excited about her sixth season with WFP. She has been
playing in the dark backstage since high school and has stage
managed productions throughout college and then with the Valley
Players in Waitsfield, VT after moving here from upstate NY.
When not playing in the theater, Kathryn can usually be found
at her job as an environmental laboratory analyst in Williston
or singing with St. Michael's College Liturgical choir.
Occasionally she is even at home in Underhill with her husband,
Jake, and their houseful of loving critters. She thanks her
parents (both English teachers) for passing on their love of
theater and her husband for his loving patience.
is thrilled to be returning to the WFP stage with this amazing cast! This is such
a challenging role, and she wants to dedicate her performance to the late Al Myers,
her elementary drama director and friend. Mr. Myers is the reason she is on this stage
tonight, as he always believed in Holly and her dreams. She wishes to thank her parents,
Eugene and Inez, her loving husband, Mike, and her two amazing sons, Bryce and Gabriel
for all their support. Please enjoy this journey and remember there is always someone
who believes in you, if you believe in yourself.
has played with several of Central Vermont’s local theater groups over the past few decades.
She’s thrilled to be playing this character again (was in a Lamoille County Player’s production
10 years ago), especially now that she really is Ouiser’s age! Ramona was most recently
seen in the QuarryWorks players’ production of Irving Berlin’s “Mr. President”. Since singing
is not a strong trait, this may be the only musical you’d have had the chance to see her in....
is tickled pink to be back on the WFP's stage and further tickled to be sharing it with
these very talented ladies. She would like to thank them, the crew & George for all that
they've given her during this process. This show has always had a special place in
her heart, and she hopes you leave here this evening feeling the love. As always,
she sends big hugs to Luke & Jordi for being the best peeps ever! Enjoy the show y'all.
It’s great to be on board for another season with the WFP. Rick’s passion continues
in set design/decoration creating a different place, time and mood has always been
challenging and exciting. You can check out Rick’s artistic services, stage works,
and more on his website: www.artworksbyloya.com
is very happy to be returning to the Waterbury Festival Playhouse and working
with such a wonderful cast and crew. She holds a BA in Fine Arts: Theater from
St. Michael's College. Other companies she has performed with include Lost Nation
Theater, WordStage Vermont, and The Valley Players.
It all comes down to the show. All the building and rebuilding, planning and
organizing comes with one great reward. I get to sit with an incredibly talented
group of actors and we get to create a show. Steel Magnolias is a wonderfully deep
and passionate play. It is all about the true social network of life. Please enjoy
this experience of humanity with us.
has appeared on the WFP stage since the theater opened in 2006. When she's not doing
theater stuff, Ginger enjoys gardening, catching up with her kids, spoiling her new
grandson, spending time with her husband George and being a 2nd hand store junkie.
is excited to return to WFP's stage with this beloved group of actors in a great story
that she's been drawn to since she was young. Instead of actors playing friends, I get to
tread the floor boards with my friends who are actors. Family is family, life is life and
sometimes you get to choose what happens with either, sometimes that choice is beyond your
control. We thank you for joining us tonight and sharing this journey. Much love to my
Pinecone and my family for all they share with me in this life.