FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

THE GRAND ANNOUNCES performances of -  Steel Magnolias - Written by Robert Harling and directed by Tracy Green.

ELLSWORTH, MAINEThe Grand continues its community-driven, 2019-2020 season with Steel Magnolias with performances live on the Stanley Subaru Stage August 23 – September 1, 2019. The play, sponsored by Hairbenders, runs August 22nd through September 1st. Tickets are on sale now at the box office, by phone, or at grandonline.org. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $20 for Adults/Seniors, $20 for Grand Members, $15 for Students (15 and under.)

Written first as a short story and then a play by Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias was made into the 1989 star-studded movie that many audiences know today. The movie starred Julia Roberts, Sally Field, and Daryl Hannah. Julia Roberts earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Harling wrote the play in response to losing his sister to complications from Type 1 Diabetes and although very touching, the play is also very real and very funny as six friends and “frienemies” share their lives through their comings and goings at a small-town Louisiana hair salon.

Six local actresses bring Steel Magnolias to life on the Stanley Subaru Stage. The cast includes PJ Keenan, Michele Lazerow, Kim Mileski, Carol Mason, Lauren Billings, and Jaimie Paige.

Live theater at The Grand is “community-driven” with the cast and many of the production staff donating their time and talent to bringing great entertainment to the region. All shows have open auditions and The Grand welcomes inquiries from directors, music directors, designers, and builders.

For more information on the production, or to become a member of The Grand, please call our box office at 207-667-9500. For more information on events at The Grand, visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow The Grand on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGrand1938/

Photos by Nicholas Navarre

M’Lynn- Jaimie Page

M’Lynn- Jaimie Page

Shelby - Kim Mileski

Shelby - Kim Mileski

Ouiser - Michele Lazerow

Ouiser - Michele Lazerow

Annelle - Lauren Billings

Annelle - Lauren Billings

Clairee - Carol Mason

Clairee - Carol Mason

Truvy - PJ Keenan

Truvy - PJ Keenan

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