Dothan, AL-born playwright Robert Harling seems to have an affinity for writing about women and their relationships – with themselves, with other women and with men. He also penned Soapdish, First Wives Club, Laws of Attraction, and The Evening Star (the sequel to Terms of Endearment). Steel Magnolias, now playing in Raleigh’s Kennedy Theatre as… Continue reading Theatre Raleigh’s Steel Magnolias Features Phenomenal Acting by a Dynamite Cast
Most people (especially those of the Southern variety) are familiar with Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias.” Even if they haven’t seen the stage version, almost everyone has had the pleasure of seeing the popular film version, starring Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Sally Field, and a host of other female greats. Just in case, the story all… Continue reading NRACT’s “Steel Magnolias” Captures the True Heart of This Southern Classic
“Steel Magnolias,” the semi-autobiographical play written by Robert Harling, has been a hit with audiences (both Southern and non) since it first opened in 1987. The story, set in Louisiana, follows a group of fiery women as they endure life’s ups and downs. There’s Truvy (Susan Bristow), the sassy owner of a self-named salon where… Continue reading HRT’s “Steel Magnolias” Is Intimate and Immersive
The Raleigh theatrical landscape is extraordinarily diverse for the continuance of 2012 and into 2013. Companies are pushing their boundaries, enriching their core audiences (while also working to broaden their base and encourage new attendees to purchase a ticket), and enticing new talent to tread their boards. An example of this departure from a theater’s… Continue reading Beth Leavel and the NCT Cast of “Steel Magnolias” Hit a Homerun with This Sweet, Southern Classic
The North Carolina Theatre will present a stellar production of playwright and screenwriter Robert Harling’s heavily autobiographical 1987 Off-Broadway hit and 1989 blockbuster film, “Steel Magnolias,” starring Tony Award® winner Beth Leavel as the unflappable M’Lynn Eatenton, on April 20-22 and 24-29 in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Progress Energy Center.