Braham High School presents ‘Steel Magnolias’

Jody Baker (Clairee) meeting Hanna Sterling (Annelle) with Halie Jones (Truvy). Jody Baker (Clairee) and Halie Jones (Truvy). Halie Jones (Truvy) with Emma Downing (Shelby). Lauren Kreyer (Ouiser) and Lilia Anderson (M’Lynn). Hanna Sterling (Annelle), Lilia Anderson (M’Lynn), Jody  Baker (Clairee), Emma Downing (Shelby), and Halie Jones (Truvy) try to get Shelby to drink some juice. Hanna Sterling (Annelle), Jody Baker (Clairee), Lauren Kreyer (Ouiser), and Halie Jones (Truvy) in the scene where Clairee pushes Ouiser. Emma Downing (Shelby) and Lilia Anderson  (M’Lynn). The cast and crew. Photos by Noelle Olson
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Hanna Sterling (Annelle), Lilia Anderson (M’Lynn), Jody Baker (Clairee), Emma Downing (Shelby), and Halie Jones (Truvy) try to get Shelby to drink some juice.

Braham Area High School is excited to present “Steel Magnolias.” Performances are Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the high school.

Play Synopsis:
Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment.

Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for 40 years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town.

Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications.

Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child. As the women of Chinquapin make their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another.

Cast

Truvy Jones (Owner of beauty shop): Halie Jones
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto (Beauty shop assistant): Jarah Sullivan
Understudy: Hannah Sterling
Clairee Belcher (Widow of former mayor): Jody Baker
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (Prettiest girl in town): Emma Downing
Understudy: Hannah Kopel
M’Lynn Eatenton (Shelby’s Mother): Lilia Anderson
Ouiser Boudreaux (Wealthy curmudgeon): Lauren Kreyer
Understudy: Isabelle Dorsey
Radio DJ: Bryan Knowles

Crew

Light Crew: Veronica Coates
Sound Crew: Liz Magnuson
and Kayli Abel
Stage Crew: Bryan Knowles,
Timothy Adkins
Savannah Kunshier and
Kassi Adkins
Hair/Make-up/Costumes:
Aly Leavey