Louisiana-Based STEEL MAGNOLIAS Comes to Rivertown Theaters' Main Stage

Louisiana-Based STEEL MAGNOLIAS Comes to Rivertown Theaters' Main StageIn this age of women's issues at the forefront of the news, Rivertown Theaters is proud to present "Steel Magnolias," the Louisiana-written play that, since it's first production in 1987, has as much poignancy if not more today about women, their strengths and most importantly, the priceless value of female friendship.

It's somewhat of a "Louisiana rite of passage" to experience Steel Magnolias live on stage. If you've already had the pleasure, continue the tradition - grab your loved ones and closest friends to share this beloved "comedy that will make you cry!" Six women come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small North Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby, newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life. Not just for the ladies, this wonderfully crafted play is a beautiful tribute to friendship, community and the power of the human spirit that will touch the hearts of all theatergoers. Spend an evening celebrating the Louisiana woman" delicate as a magnolia, but tough as steel."

CAST:

Shelby - Christian Tarzetti
Truvy- Lisa Picone Love
M'Lynn - Kelly Fouchi
Clairee- Andee Reed
Ouiser - Becky Davis Bradford
Annelle- Maddie Taliancich

CREATIVE TEAM:

Director- Ricky Graham
Set Designer - Derek Blanco
Costume Design - Chris Arthur

Big things have been happening for Rivertown Theaters since Theatre 13's co-artistic directors Gary Rucker and Kelly Fouchi were awarded the management contract by the City of Kenner in the Fall of 2012! Now in its sixth season, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts has critics and audiences singing the praises of this local gem that continues to present Broadway-caliber professional theater year after year. From Tony award-winning musicals and locally penned theatrical works, to children's theater, Rivertown Theaters has been honored with "Theater of the Year," "Theater Entertainers of the Year" and their productions top the 'Best of" lists in all categories.

The mission of Theatre 13 is to bring new and exciting productions to the New Orleans area while providing local theater artists an opportunity to perform and create, as well as teach and showcase the talents of children of all ages.


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