Ottawa on Stage presents Steel Magnolias

Performing Arts
807 Building
807 LaSalle Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, IL 61350
Sep 29, 2013
3:00 PM

Although best known for its movie version starring Dolly Parton and
Julia Roberts, the 1987 stage play is still popular today and has
frequent productions mounted throughout the United States. All of the
action of the play takes place on one set - Truvy's beauty salon
(which is part of her house). There are only six characters (all
female) that appear on stage. There is the voice of a DJ on the radio
that is heard during the play. All the other characters (like the male
characters) that appear in the film version are only referred to in
the dialogue.

Steel Magnolias is a story of the friendship of six southern women who
share their secrets and a spritz of gossip and throw themselves open
to each other. Every event in their lives, from the mundane to the
essential, is faced with grace, strength and perfectly done hair. In
the face of tragedy, they turn to Truvy's hair salon and each other
for solace and support. Steel Magnolias is a celebration of love,
loyalty, strength and the bonds of sisterhood.

The title refers to the seemingly frail Southern belles who survive
any and all deprivations through wills of iron.

Ottawa on Stage is part of the PR Productions family. PR Productions
is a theatrical production company focused on producing high quality
productions in various venues throughout Northern and North Central
Illinois. Ottawa on Stage will continue with various theatrical
productions in Ottawa throughout 2013, with a full 2014 performance
schedule to be released soon.