Company Theatre were one of the primary fund raisers and a foundation stakeholder in the creation of The Rose Centre when it was built in 1992. Founded in 1980 themselves, Company Theatre remains a key part of The Rose Centre's annual calendar Click here to learn all about Company Theatre.
Steel Magnolias opens April 3. Don't miss it, set in the southern states of the USA, its a dramedy that will entertain us all.
This play is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to all. Meet Ouiser, who says she’s not crazy , she's just been in a bad mood for years, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is declared the prettiest girl in town and about to marry a "good ole boy."
A story of love, loss and enduring friendship.
The play was made popular by the 1989 movie version starring powerhouses Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine,Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts who was nominated for an Academy Award for this performance.