Two Muses Theatre presents Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from April 5 through April 28. Two Muses Theatre performs in the intimate 160-seat theatre inside Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located at 6800 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield (south of Maple).
Two Muses Theatre, West Bloomfield’s newest non-profit professional theater, has as its mission to provide opportunities for women in the often male-dominated world of theater. In its second year of producing theater, the company formed by Diane Hill and Barbie Weisserman, has produced several shows that highlighted a great deal of women in female-centered shows, but with Steel Magnolias, Two Muses finally hits their mission statement in full stride employing a cast of six women, a female director, GROSSE POINTE RESIDENT Nancy Kammer, and a nearly all-female technical staff; the stage manager, assistant stage manager, lighting designer, costumer, sound designer and master carpenter are all women.
The story takes place in Small Town, Louisiana inside Truvy’s beauty salon, where all the ladies who are "anybody" have their hair done. Wise-cracking hair stylist, Truvy (Brenda Lane), aided by her green assistant, Annelle (Emily Caffery), dispenses hairdos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser (Margaret Gilkes), an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee (Diane Hill); and the local social leader, M'Lynn (Barbie Weisserman), whose pretty daughter, Shelby (Elizabeth Jaffee) is about to marry a "good ole boy." The play was made popular by a 1989 movie with Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, and Julia Roberts.
Advance tickets are available for $18 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at www.twomusestheatre.org or by calling 248.850.9919. Tickets are also available at the door for an additional $2. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.