Twilight’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ continues this weekend

Thu, 04/19/2007 - 3:33pm
By: The Citizen

Twilight Theatre will continue its run of “Steel Magnolias” this weekend.

The two hour production, which opened last weekend, is set in Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Louisiana and tells the tale of six small-town ladies over a period of 18-months in their lives. Weddings, funerals, scandal, love and friendship all play a part in this southern play, and though they may go into Truvy’s with worries, wrinkles and tears, they leave fortified with smiles, support and beauty.

The local production of this perennial favorite will feature Beth Nicholson as the cantankerous, eccentric Ouiser; Angie Hiltzheimer as the ever-evolving Annelle; Amanda Burger as the sassy and colorful beauty proprietor; and Tammy Barton as the humorous former mayor’s wife and town socialite. Real-life mother/daughter Jeanne Chambers and Alison Chambers play on-stage mother/daughter M’Lynn Eatenton and Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie.

Performances are scheduled for April 13 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. each night. Matinees will be presented on April 21 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. All shows will be staged at the newly renovated Fayette YMCA Blackbox Theatre at 215 Huiet Road in Fayetteville. During intermission there will be a bake sale featuring delectable prepared by local Steel Magnolias, and as is the custom, the recipes will be available, too. Tickets are only $10, but seating is limited, so reserving your seats ahead of time is strongly suggested. Reservations can be made by calling the theatre at 770-486-9224 or emailing

Twilight has an exciting sophomore season planned, including productions of “Les Miserables” and “The Music Man,” both to be performed at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City and The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate’s Townswomen’s Guild’s Dramatic Society’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” For more information, visit Twilight’s website at

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