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Steel Magnolias coming to The Playhouse

Steel MagnoliasSteel Magnolias is a comedy–drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Written by Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister’s death. The title suggests the “female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel”. The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about at the beginning.

Based on the family experience of the play’s author Robert Harling following the death in 1985 from diabetic complications of his sister after the birth of his namesake nephew and failure of a family member donated kidney. A writer friend following the death advised him to write it down to come to terms with the experience. He did but originally as a short story by which his nephew to get an understanding of the child’s deceased mother. It eventually evolved in ten days to a play performed Off-Broadway before being adapted for Steel Magnolias movie (1989).

The movie starred Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts.

Steel Magnolias (the play) is now coming to the Prospect Playhouse.

Opening night is Thursday Feb 6 2014 and plays every Thu, Fri & Sat for three weeks Feb 6 – 22. All per4formances commence at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $25 adults and $10 students (17and under).

Purchase tickets at 938-1998 or email: [email protected]

Because the underlying theme of the play has to do with Diabetes, the Cayman Drama Society has decided to donate the proceeds from Friday Feb 7th performance’s box office to the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association. In addition to this, they will be promoting their association through the advertising to encourage patrons to donate of either their time or money toward this very worth while cause.

Please see attachment for all details.



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