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Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge

Steel Magnolias

A Comedy About Life and Laughter

June 19 to July 6, 2024

By Robert Harling

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Steel Magnolias explores the dynamics of life, love, and laughter in a small-town Louisiana beauty parlour as six southern women learn to embrace the future – and all of its uncertainties. Truvy, the outspoken owner, dispenses shampoos and free advice to her clients, who gather each week to talk, gab, gossip, chitchat, needle and harangue each other through the best times – and cry, comfort, caress, and repair each other through the worst.

These women are true steel magnolias: southern belles who are flowery on the outside but strong enough on the inside to survive any challenge. Charming, witty, and delightfully entertaining, Steel Magnolias is a bittersweet comedy that reminds all of us that life is a precious gift to celebrate.  

Recommended for ages 10 and up. 

Show Calendar

Legend:

  • Discount Day
  • Opening
  • Student Show (Not Sold Online)

Wednesday

Jun 19

Steel Magnolias

Thursday

Jun 20

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Friday

Jun 21

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Saturday

Jun 22

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Sunday

Jun 23

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Wednesday

Jun 26

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Thursday

Jun 27

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Friday

Jun 28

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Saturday

Jun 29

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Sunday

Jun 30

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Tuesday

Jul 2

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Wednesday

Jul 3

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Thursday

Jul 4

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Friday

Jul 5

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Saturday

Jul 6

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Meet The Artists

Headshot of Lauren Bowler

Lauren Bowler

Anelle Dupuy-Desoto

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Headshot of Ellen Denny

Ellen Denny

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie

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Sharon Heldt

Truvy Jones

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Headshot of Mary Pitt

Mary Pitt

Clairee Belcher

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Headshot of Chick Reid

Chick Reid

Ouiser Boudreaux

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Headshot of Blythe Wilson

Blythe Wilson

M'Lynn Eatenton

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Sheila McCarthy

Sheila McCarthy

Director

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Douglas Paraschuk

Douglas Paraschuk

Set Designer

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Headshot of Jennifer Wonnacott

Jennifer Wonnacott

Costume Designer

Siobhán Sleath

Siobhán Sleath

Lighting Designer

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Susan Lock, Assistant Director

Susan A. Lock

Assistant Director

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Grace Batten

Stage Manager

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May Nemat Allah

Assistant Stage Manager

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May 22, 2024

Delicate as magnolias, but as tough as steel: Six strong women use humour to get through their heartache

The heartwarming comedy-drama set in a beauty salon uses wit, charm and laughter to show that strength grows out of friendships.

Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge 2024 Season Announced

Originally produced by the W.P.A. Theatre, New York City, 1987.

(Kyle Renick, Artistic Director)