QNEK Productions Presents Steel Magnolias

Staff Writer

Derby Line, VT/ Stanstead, QC
​QNEK Productions, award winning theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, is proud to present it’s final mainstage performance of the year with the lively and touching Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Equal parts heart and hilarity, this show is the perfect addition to your Fall Foliage season!
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana where “anyone who is anyone” comes to have their hair done. Helped by her eager and awkward assistant Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee, and the local social leader M'Lynn, whose daughter Shelby is facing life’s highs and lows in short order. Written as a tribute to his late sister, let Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias take you down south with funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Directed by Jenny Dunne and Assistant Directed by Phil Gosselin, this cast features fantastic talent from both sides of the border: Anita Morin (Holland, VT), Rhonda Lucas (Derby Line, VT), Sally Rivard (Jay, VT), Mary Hoadley (Newport, VT), Susan Bourgeois (Newport, VT), and Kim Prangley (Stanstead, QC). The tech team includes Tech Director Dennis Zeigler, Set Engineer Rick Gosselin, Lighting Designer David Harrison, Stage Manager Allen Cubit, Light Board Operator Sara Cubit, and Set Designer Susan-Lynn Johns
Come on out to Truvy’s beauty shop for the dish of the day with a side of life! Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling plays at the Haskell Opera House October 9 - 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2. Tickets and information are available by calling the QNEK Box Office at (802) 334-2216, visiting qnek.com, at the MAC Center on Main Street in Newport, and catamountarts.org.