Steel Magnolias at Showcase on Main

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Starring Melanie Bishop, Joanna DiPaola, Rebekah Latshaw, Debra McGuire, Janise Whelan and Christy Wyatt

Steel Magnolias at Showcase on Main

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Starring Melanie Bishop, Joanna DiPaola, Rebekah Latshaw, Debra McGuire, Janise Whelan and Christy Wyatt

Steel Magnolias at Showcase on Main

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Starring Melanie Bishop, Joanna DiPaola, Rebekah Latshaw, Debra McGuire, Janise Whelan and Christy Wyatt

Steel Magnolias at Showcase on Main

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Starring Melanie Bishop, Joanna DiPaola, Rebekah Latshaw, Debra McGuire, Janise Whelan and Christy Wyatt

Showcase On Main Presents ‘Talk Radio’

On-air radio personality Barry Champlain (Dan Healy) likes to push buttons — and the envelope. The talk show host has gained popularity by being controversial, and now his show is going national. But as Barry enjoys his professional success, his personal life is unraveling. He battles with his boss (Bob Gatchel), his producer/lover (Rachel Marlowe), his engineer (Alex VanderLek) all while receiving sizable amounts of hate mail. When Barry hits the airwaves for a lengthy session, he gets a deranged caller (Cody Palmer) who just may prove to be his match.

Showcase On Main Presents ‘Talk Radio’

On-air radio personality Barry Champlain (Dan Healy) likes to push buttons — and the envelope. The talk show host has gained popularity by being controversial, and now his show is going national. But as Barry enjoys his professional success, his personal life is unraveling. He battles with his boss (Bob Gatchel), his producer/lover (Rachel Marlowe), his engineer (Alex VanderLek) all while receiving sizable amounts of hate mail. When Barry hits the airwaves for a lengthy session, he gets a deranged caller (Cody Palmer) who just may prove to be his match.

Showcase On Main Presents ‘Talk Radio’

On-air radio personality Barry Champlain (Dan Healy) likes to push buttons — and the envelope. The talk show host has gained popularity by being controversial, and now his show is going national. But as Barry enjoys his professional success, his personal life is unraveling. He battles with his boss (Bob Gatchel), his producer/lover (Rachel Marlowe), his engineer (Alex VanderLek) all while receiving sizable amounts of hate mail. When Barry hits the airwaves for a lengthy session, he gets a deranged caller (Cody Palmer) who just may prove to be his match.

Showcase On Main Presents ‘Talk Radio’

On-air radio personality Barry Champlain (Dan Healy) likes to push buttons — and the envelope. The talk show host has gained popularity by being controversial, and now his show is going national. But as Barry enjoys his professional success, his personal life is unraveling. He battles with his boss (Bob Gatchel), his producer/lover (Rachel Marlowe), his engineer (Alex VanderLek) all while receiving sizable amounts of hate mail. When Barry hits the airwaves for a lengthy session, he gets a deranged caller (Cody Palmer) who just may prove to be his match.