STEEL MAGNOLIAS 
STERTS Summer Season 2018

Directed by Bernice Strickland

Recently retired after almost forty years of teaching, Bernice is very excited to be taking on a second major show directing Steel Magnolias for Sterts Theatre. She has been involved in community theatre for most of her life including twenty years with T.V.P in Plymouth.  Sterts has been her main base for the last ten years where she has been involved in productions as diverse as Return to the Forbidden Planet, The Threepenny Opera and Elegies for Angels, Punks and Ranging Queens. In 2013 Bernice played Marie in the award-winning production of Calendar Girls at Sterts and in 2014 was Assistant Director of Accrington Pals a play set during World War 1. Whatʼs next for Bernice?  She says “Who knows, but I donʼt think I am ready to permanently hang up my acting shoes just yet !”

Audition Workshop 
Sterts Studio Tuesday 23rd Jan 7-9pm

Rehearsal Days: From March 1st, Mondays 7-10 (Some Saturdays from MAY onwards)

The play is set in Louisiana in the 1980's & involves 6 women, 5 of whom are life long friends. 
The action takes place in Truvy's beauty shop over a period of more than 2 years.

All 6 of these women are witty, intelligent and above all real characters. It is very important that they are portrayed as such, and not in anyway as comic figures or caricatures.

Auditions
Sat 27th Jan 10-2pm at STERTS STUDIO

Characters 
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Truvy Jones is 40ish and the owner of the beauty shop.

Anelle Dupoy-Desoto 19 and the young woman new to the group. She is the beauty shop assistant.

Clairee Belcher Widowed in the last 2 years.Was married to the former Mayor. A football devotee. Mid 60s.

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie. The "prettiest girl in town". 25 and as the play opens about to be married.

M'Lynn Eatenton. 50ish, socially prominent, career woman. Shelby's mother.

Oiuser ("Weezer") Boudreaux Very wealthy, but somewhat disappointed with life. Direct, acerbic, but "lovable". Mid 60s