Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
JUL 23 – AUG 21, 2011
Robert Harling
Mark A. Rhea

The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share laughter, secrets, fears and friendship.  From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair.


Arlington Weekly News TV Review

“Forget any other “Steel Magnolias” you’ve seen—The Keegan Theatre’s version is the best I’ve seen yet!”

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“The Keegan Theatre’s Steel Magnolias is truly an entertaining – and at times – heart-breaking production that I highly recommend. It’s theatre at its best!”

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The Examiner Review

“The six actresses in the Keegan Theatre production are all talented and well-cast to deliver Harling’s messages about sisterhood.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“Even if you know the story, saw the movie or an earlier production of Steel Magnolias, this iteration warrants a return visit, because it’s likely you haven’t seen an actual mother and daughter in the roles.”

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Northern Virginia Magazine Review

“The show will touch your heart, and maybe even make you cry. Keegan Theatre’s production of the show stays true to the show’s depiction of a group of true friends and the story they’ve got to tell.”

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DCist Review

“All told, some great portrayals of women and the bonds between them make this production both laugh-inducing and heartrending.”

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The Edge Review

“Director Mark Rhea revives Robert Harling’s play of sassy Southern living in a scintillating production at the Keegan Theatre near Dupont.”

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Truvy Larissa Gallagher
Shelby Laura Herren
M’Lynn Sheri S. Herren
Ouiser Linda High
Annelle Brianna Letourneau
Clairee Jane Petkofsky

Production Team

Director Mark A. Rhea
Assistant Director Colin Smith
Stage Manager Jessica Teaford
Costume Designer Erin Nugent
Set Designer Trena Weiss-Null
Sound Designer Jake Null
Light Designer Baron Pugh
Set Dresser / Properties Carol Baker
Properties Katrina Wiskup
Hair / Makeup Designer Craig Miller