THE BARN THEATRE presents their final production of the 2015-2016 Winter Season!
STEEL MAGNOLIAS Written by Robert Harling and Directed by Keith Green
STEEL MAGNOLIAS will begin performances on the Jennie-O Mainstage at The Barn Theatre on Thursday, April 14 and will run through Sunday, April 24. Thursday- Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 pm with Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm.
“If you can’t find anything good to say about anybody; come sit by me.” These words of wisdom sum up Robert Harling’s 1987 off-Broadway sensation and subsequent smash film Steel Magnolias. Set in a beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias illustrates how the lives of six distinctly different women interweave via the small town gossip that shadows the unending cycle of birth, marriage and death. “I’m not crazy; I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years!” Filled with hilarious Southern repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play draws on the town’s underlying strength—and love—which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and in bad.
About the cast:
Janet Johnson will be playing the role of Ouiser in this production. Janet is returning to The Barn Theatre after a long hiatus to raise a family. Johnson is the daughter of Elizabeth Cunningham.
About the crew:
Megan Morrison of Atwater is one of the props people involved with the show. She is in charge of gathering and creates props to make the set more real. Megan loves being involved at The Barn Theatre at any level. Morrison is the daughter of Mike & Paula Grahn of Willmar.
Hannah Morrison of Atwater is the assistant props person and a dresser for the show. Hannah loves theatre and loves being on stage. Morrison is the daughter of Megan and David Morrison of Atwater.