April 8, 2012

River City Players present STEEL MAGNOLIAS



A Comedy Drama by Robert Harling

THE RIVER CITY PLAYERS announce their their spring comedy, STEEL MAGNOLIAS by ROBERT HARLING. Play dates are APRIL 20-21, 2012 and APRIL 27-28, 2012. The production will be held at Lexington United Methodist Church 1211 S. 13 Lexington, Missouri 64067 (just south of Hwy 24 on Business Highway 13.)

Dinner theatre will be held all nights of the production, APRIL 20-21, 2012 and APRIL 27-28, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with curtain time for the show at 7:45 p.m. Dinner is catered by the United Methodist Church Members. Tickets are $18/person (11-adult) and $12/child (0-10 years) for dinner theatre and $8/adult and $4/children for show only. Dinner Theatre reservations must be made in advance (by the Wednesday prior to performance weekend). Dinner Theatre seating is limited so make your reservations early!

Tickets are on sale at the following Lexington locations: B & L BANK; BANK OF AMERICA, UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, and BANK MIDWEST; B & L BANK in Odessa, MO and THE RED SHANTY in Higginsville, MO or on line with a credit card @ www.rcplayers.org.

Charles Pinzon will direct the production. The cast members include: Margot Allen as Clairee; Sheila Lee as Shelby; Vicki Holland as Ouiser; Elizabeth Brumbelow as Annelle; Evelyn Trigg as M'Lynn and Sharon Propst as Truvy.
For more information, please contact RCP at (660) 259-2819 or visit the RCP web site at: www.rcplayers.org.

Story of the Play
The 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 (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality t!
o make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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