LOCK HAVEN - "Steel Magnolias" is the last show of the season by the Lock Haven University Players. The dramatic comedy runs tonight through Saturday with shows at 8 p.m. in The Countdown Theatre (Room 321) of the Sloan Fine Arts Building.
Written by Robert Harling, the play revolves around six women in Louisiana who form a sisterhood through gossip and hair styles. Truvy (Kathleen Good) is in the center of it all as the ladies gather at her salon every Saturday morning. She's joined by her eager new assistant Annelle (Jenna Oliviero) who is looking for a place to belong, the town's bitter but lovable curmudgeon Louise "Ouiser" (Ashley Reed), millionaire widow Clairee (Whitney Pirnik), the protective and supportive social leader M'Lynn (Desiree Nicole Socki) and her newlywed daughter Shelby (Jamie Wilson).
"Steel Magnolias" is senior theatre major Jennifer Clark's debut as director. Cassidy Charles serves as stage manager, Samantha Church as assistant stage manager, Pirnik as scenic designer, Justin Bupp as costume designer and Jared A. Bassette as lighting designer.
PHOTO BY RACHAEL JOHNSON
Whitney Pirnik, left, as Clairee spars with Truvy, played by Kathleen Good in the Lock Haven University Players’ production of “Steel Magnolias” running tonight through Saturday.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Performances are free to the public but tickets are required. The University Players Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 12:30 to3:30 p.m. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 484-3983, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Web site www.lhup.edu/ university-players.
A "Curtain Talk" will follow tomorrow's presentation. Audience members are invited to remain after the show and ask any questions they might have of the cast, crew and production team.