Steel Magnolias

July 30 – August 11

with Kim Zimmer, Lori Moore and Jennifer Furney

By Robert Harling
Directed by Hans Friedrichs
Produced by  Brendan Ragotzy

With laughter through tears, the Barn Theatre shares how the bonds of female friendship can help us wade through life’s hardest times in STEEL MAGNOLIAS playing July 30 – August 11.

In Chinquapin, Louisiana anybody who is anybody gets their hair done at Truvy’s (Guest Artist Jennifer Furney) beauty salon. With the help of her new assistant Annelle (Barn favorite Samantha Rickard), Truvy dispenses the hottest hair dos and advice to southern ladies like rich curmudgeon, Ouiser (Guest Artist Kim Zimmer), eccentric millionaire, Miss Claire (Guest Artist Lori Moore), a local social leader, M’Lynn (Barn Leading Lady Penelope Alex), and her daughter Shelby (Barn favorite Melissa Cotton Hunter), the prettiest girl in town who is gearing up to marry a nice ‘good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious banter, humor, tragedy, and heart, this show exemplifies the strength of sisterhood with female characters as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.

Meet the Cast of Steel Magnolias


Annelle Dupuy-Desoto -  SAMANTHA RICKARD*

Claire Belcher - LORI MOORE

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie - MELISSA COTTON HUNTER*

M’Lynn Eatenton - PENELOPE ALEX*

Ouiser Boudreaux - KIM ZIMMER*

*Denotes member of Actor’s Equity Association

Steel Magnolias Cast at the Barn Theatre- 2019 production

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