KEYSER, W.Va. — “Steel Magnolias” will premiere June 7 at The Indie on Main, Keyser, and run consecutive weekends through June 16. Performances will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Dannagale Acord is directing the production, which is sponsored by Grant County Bank.
The play opens with discussion of Shelby’s wedding day to her fiance, Jackson, in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin at Truvy’s in-home beauty parlor, where the women regularly gather. It covers events over the next three years, with Shelby’s Type 1 diabetes and how the women interact at times with conflict but in the end resolved friends: Shelby’s decision to have a child despite the complication that could result from her condition, 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 underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.
The cast includes Carrie Wolford as Truvy Jones; Jessica Miller as Annelle Dupuy Desoto; Trish Morgan as Clairee Belcher; Delanie Blubaugh as Shelby Eatenton Latcherie; Danise Whitlock as M’Lynn Eatenton; and Danni Acord as Ouiser Boudreaux
The stage manager is Vicki Wilt; costumer, Danise Whitlock; lighting/sound director, Jaiden Courrier; photographer, Kristi Sowers; and videographer, Tyrin Musser.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 304-359-4254. Tickets will also be available at the theater for each performance until sold out.
The theater is teaming up with the Candlewyck Inn for a dinner and show package. More information about that is available by calling 304-788-6594 or by visiting the Candlewyck’s Facebook page.
The Indie is located at 15 N. Main St.