|Steel Magnolias at Norton Center
RELEASED: April 7, 2005
DANVILLE, KYSteel Magnolias celebrates the healing power of laughter and the strength and grace of women.
The Montana Repertory Theatre will explore the depths of the American character and the mysteries of the human heart in this engaging American comedy Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m., at Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts.
The setting is Truvy's Beauty Spot in Chinquapin, La., where a lively group of women congregate for much more than a wash and set. Wisecracking Truvy, with the help of her "glamour technician," Annelle, dispenses shampoo with liberal doses of free advice to the town's curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire. Meanwhile, the town's social worker, M'Lynn, is wrapped up in preparations for her daughter Shelby's coming marriage.
Over the years, many jokes are cracked, grievances are aired and tears are shed. Through it all, these women become the Steel Magnolias of the title: beautiful, but strong enough to survive any challenge together.
Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts is an internationally acclaimed performing arts center that annually brings to campus a series of musical groups, Broadway shows, individual performances and other works from the performing arts. A complete series schedule and subscription information are available upon request. You can also learn more by visiting http://www.centre.edu/nc/currentseason.html.
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