The Suffield Players are pleased to announce auditions for their May 2022 production of Steel Magnolias written by Robert Harling. Based on events from his own life, Harling weaves a tale of friendship, love and laughter between six women who regularly meet at Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, LA. As the title suggests, these women are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel” as they navigate life’s many hurdles together.
There are six female roles ranging from age 20 to 60+. Truvy Jones, wife and mother of two grown sons, is sassy centerpiece whose salon provides the group with their home away from home. Shy young Annelle Dupuy-Desoto is the mysterious outsider who becomes Truvy’s assistant. Wealthy widow Clairee Belcher and her nemesis Ouiser Boudreaux, both mature women, spar hilariously with each other throughout the play. Socially prominent wife, mother and career woman M’Lynn Eatenton has a heightened awareness of how life “should” work, but her ideals are shattered through the actions of her beloved, beautiful daughter Shelby. All roles are open.
Auditions will be March 1 and 3, 2022 by appointment only. Interested actors may visit suffieldplayers.org to register for an audition appointment. Time and place for auditions will be confirmed after registration. COVID-19 precautions will also be in effect; all actors will be required to show proof of vaccination at time of audition.
The Suffield Players are an inclusive, non-profit community theater company founded in 1952. They regularly perform at historic Mapleton Hall on Mapleton Avenue in Suffield.