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Apr
17
Fri
Steel Magnolias @ The Majestic Studio Theatre
Apr 17 – Apr 26 all-day
Steel Magnolias @ The Majestic Studio Theatre

By Robert Harling

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.

 

Directed by Carole Neveux

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00pm

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A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York’s WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

“Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” —NY Daily News.

“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one.” —Drama-Logue.

“…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —NY Post.

Jun
19
Fri
Agatha Christie’s The Rule of Three @ The Majestic Studio Theatre
Jun 19 – Jun 28 all-day
Agatha Christie's The Rule of Three @ The Majestic Studio Theatre

By Agatha Christie

This triple bill of one-act murder mysteries combines: the light-hearted comedy Afternoon at the Seaside, in which a detective attempts to find a priceless emerald necklace and the culprit who stole it; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which a pair of adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman has been hospitalised after seemingly falling from her balcony.

 

Directed by Mike Wood

Presented by The Majestic Productions (Adults)

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 2:00pm

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“Three thrilling dénouements for the price of one.” – Daily Telegraph 

“A trio of playlets devoted, like the rest of her work, to whetting ones appetite for retribution.” – Kenneth Tynan, The Observer  

“They are, without exception, the work of an experienced and artful cook, whose interest is to please.”  – Joseph Muddiman, The Times Literary Supplement