About the event
Mercury Theatre Wynnum will be performing ‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling, directed by Ric Medlin on 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 June 2022.
Come along and see a very experienced and well directed cast in this funny, poignant, quirky play. You will not be disappointed.
Tickets can be purchased through the Mercury Theatre website: https://www.mercurytheatrewynnum.com/
About the play:
Set in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin, the play opens at Truvy’s in-home beauty parlour where a group of women regularly gather. They discuss Shelby’s upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Jackson. The plot covers events over the next three years relating to Shelby’s Type 1 diabetes, and how the women cope with their conflicts, while remaining friends: Shelby’s decision to have a child despite jeopardizing her health, Clairee’s friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle’s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy’s relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M’Lynn, and Shelby’s medical battles, the group’s underlying friendship is prominent throughout the drama