Popular comedy set for Sterling College Theatre

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Steel Magnolias, one of the most popular movies and plays of the last 30 years will be staged by Sterling College Theatre next week, Wednesday-Thursday, March 27-28 and Saturday, March 30. The familiar show will be staged in the Cornerstone of the Student Union which will provide an intimate setting for the play which his set in a small town beauty shop.
Steel Magnolias was written by Robert Harling in the late-1980s and made into a popular movie starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Julie Roberts. The story is centered around six women from small town, Louisiana.
Sterling College junior Jojo Maxwell from Corona, Calif., will play the mother M’Lynn Eatenton. Her daughter, Shelby, will be played by freshmen Rachel Townson from Wichita and Kim Loy-Enriquez from Garden City. The proprietress of the beauty shop, Truvy Jones, will be played by Emma Kwasiborski, freshman from Spring Hill. Her assistant, Annele Dupuy-Desoto, will be played by junior Savanna Burt from Wichita. Completing the cast are sisters Ardynn Brooks, sophomore from Lyons, as socialite Clariree Belcher and Ava Brooks, freshman, as curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux.
Directing the show is recent Sterling College Theatre graduate Katie O’Brien ’18. Performances of Steel Magnolias are set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, Thursday, March 28, and two times on Saturday, March 30: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door before each performance. Sterling College students, employees and families of employees have free admission. Seating in the Cornerstone is limited.
Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. For more information, visit www.sterling.edu.