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Drama Performance of Steel Magnolias (Warwick Memorial UMC, Newport News)
October 28 @ 7:30 pm
Drama Performance of Steel Magnolias, Warwick Memorial UMC, 38 Hoopes Road, Newport News, VA 23602. October 27 @ 7:30pm, October 28 @7:30pm and October 29 @2pm. Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister’s death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Set in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin, the play opens at Truvy’s in-home beauty parlor 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 with 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.
Join us on Friday and Saturday, October 27th and 28th, at 7:30pm and Sunday at the 2pm matinee for the presentation of Steel Magnolias by our Living Word Drama Ministry team. Tickets are $15 in advance from the church office or at the door the day of the performance. Contact: Zena Myall, [email protected] or 757-877-2270.