Steel Magnolias, a 1987 play by Robert Harling is about the bond a group of women share in a small-town Southern community, and how they cope with the death of one of their own.  Harling based the story in part on his sister, Susan Harling Robinson who died in 1985 of complications from Type 1 diabetes.

The first community theater production by local talent is directed by Kathryn Anders, Director of Arts and Education at The REES Theatre. 

Comprised of all local talent from the Plymouth area, the cast includes Adrienne Holt Glisson as Clairee; Jessie Faye Hill as Truvy; Katie Aguilar-Davis as M’Lynn; Liz Holsopple as Annelle; Megan Marie Atkinson as Ousier and Olivia Houin Dudash plays Shelby.

Local sponsors include Head Styling Salon, Uncle Doug’s Barber Shop, Vonda’s Beauty Salon, Simplicity Salon, Mirror Image, Lucille’s Beauty Shoppe, Hair Mechanix Salon, and Bob Clark.

The play will be presented on stage at The REES Theatre in June with matinees on Thursday, June 22 and Sunday, June 25, both at 2:00 p.m.  Evening performances at 7:00 p.m. are scheduled for Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at, Fernbaugh’s Jewelry as well as at the door where supplies may be limited.

Photo: The ladies performing Steel Magnolias at the Community Theatre at The REES are ready to spend quality time with you!