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Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling
Directed by Laurie Woolery

September 5 – October 6, 2013

A classic comedy-drama play that later became a popular film about the bond among a group of Southern women. The action centers on Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there.

Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with a 10 minute intermission

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The production features Hiwa Bourne (“The Pity of Things,” “Crimes of the Heart,” “Shake”) as Truvy, Ruth Coughlin (“A Christmas Carol,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) as Shelby, Karen Huie (“A Little Night Music,” “Joy Luck Club”) as Ouiser, Dian Kobayashi (“Joy Luck Club,” “Equus”) as Clairee, Lovelle Liquigan (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Language Archive”) as Annelle, and Patti Yasutake (Star Trek: The Next Generation) as M’Lynn.

Creative Team
Scenic Design by Christopher Scott Murillo
Lighting Design by Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz
Costume Design by Sara Ryung Clement

Sound Design by Cory Carrillo
Props by Yuki Izumihara
Stage Manager: Daniel Reano-Koven


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September 5 – October 6, 2013

Preview Performances

Previews are Thursday, September 5; Friday, September 6; and Saturday, September 7 (all at 8 p.m.), and Sunday, September 8, at 2 p.m. All preview seats are $21.

Opening Night

A ticket to opening night on Wednesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. includes a 7 p.m. pre-performance cocktail reception and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team. (Call EWP for ticket prices and availability.)

Pay-What-You-Can Performance

Thursday, September 12, at 8 p.m.

Southern California Edison Community Night

Wednesday, September 18, at 8 p.m.

Post-Show Discussion

Sunday, September 22, at 2 p.m.

A chat with the performers and creative team immediately follows the show.

Wine Down Fridays

A complimentary glass of red or white wine will be served before the Friday show during the regular performance run. (Interested parties must be 21 years of age or older to drink).

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer as an usher for Steel Magnolias!


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Performance Run
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. Balcony $36/Orchestra $41
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Balcony $41/Orchestra $46
Sundays at 2 p.m. Balcony $41/Orchestra $46
*$4 per ticket handling fee on all regular ticket purchases.

Student and Senior Discounts: $5 off regular ticket price.
Special Group Rates available for ten (10) or more. Call Alison De La Cruz at (213) 625-7000 x 20 for details.

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Photos by Michael Lamont. For hi-res photos, please contact PR/Marketing Manager Kat Carrido at kcarrido@eastwestplayers.org.

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