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Monday, May 5, 2014

Don't Miss 'Steel Magnolias' at the Village Players

If you missed the Village Players' presentation of 'Steel Magnolias' last weekend, you still have another chance to catch the show before it closes. The second round of performances will run May 8-10, 2014. All shows begin at 8:00pm.
This production of 'Steel Magnolias' is directed by Amy Hamilton and produced by Valeria Amburgey. A group of talented actresses from throughout the area will be bringing this beloved story to the Village Players' stage. Ft. Thomas residents Teresa Myers, Elizabeth Hall, and Angela Klocke Forbes are each featured in the play.

'Steel Magnolias' is truly a play that will make you laugh and cry at moments. According to the Village Players' website, “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, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, 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.”
The 'Steel Magnolias' performances are more than a chance to showcase great local talent. A portion of the show's proceeds will be donated to Family Promise of Northern Kentucky. "We look forward to entertaining you and sharing this wonderful, emotional story with you while we also help our neighbors in need," said Valeria Amburgey. Family Promise of Northern Kentucky is devoted to the care and empowerment of local families dealing with temporary homelessness.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15, or you can reserve your tickets in advance by calling 859-392-0500. You can find out more about 'Steel Magnolias' by visiting the Village Players website

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