“STEEL MAGNOLIAS” FINAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF ECU’S 2016-17 FINE ARTS SEASON
“Steel Magnolias” will be the East Central University Theatre Department’s closing production of the 2016-2017 Fine Arts Season on Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m. in the Chalmers Herman Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.
“Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster, revolving around the lives of six women, all of which drastically different personalities that bring out the best in each other.
The play was copyrighted in 1987 and a motion picture was made, based on the play, in 1989.
The cast includes sophomore Taylor Packwood, of Shawnee, as Shelby; Vickie Reifsnider, ECU musical theatre director, as M’Lynn; freshman Cassandra Hembree, of Thackerville, as Annelle; senior Carolynn Stephens, of Sulphur, as Clairee; junior Leah Whiten, of Davis, as Ouiser and DeeDee Pennington, of Choctaw, as Truvy.
The production is being directed by ECU senior Maggie Payne, of Tishomingo.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for senior citizens and non-ECU students. ECU alumni receive a $1 discount and admission is free for all ECU students and employees with identification.
Box office hours are from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. The box office is also open one hour prior to the start of the show. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 580-559-5751 or online at ecok.edu/FineArts.
Contact: Brian Johnson or Amy Ford
East Central University Communications and Marketing
580-559-5650 or 405-812-1428 (cell)