By Susan Salyer
On Friday May 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM, The Mountain Movers Garden Theatre Group (MoMo) had the last showing of “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling in Louisa Kentucky.
Director of MoMO Kim Willard opened the “Steel Magnolias” finale show welcoming the crowd and preparing us to leave our worries behind for a laugh and cry at this showing. Willard was recognizing groups and one lady told Willard that they all went to church together, so they were considered the “Church Ladies Group” (chuckles)
“Steel Magnolias” is a hilarious and touching show. This play for six
women is set in a beauty parlor in Louisiana. Through four scenes spanning
three years the staff and customers engage in small-town gossip but we see a
deep strength and purposefulness emerge when Shelby – a diabetic – dies following a kidney transplant operation.
The cast of Steel Magnolias was extraordinarily talented and very friendly. After the show was over, the cast called for Director Kim Willard to come up to the stage, then Willard accepted gifts and flowers from the cast.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS CAST:
Chelsie Burks – Shelby
Courtney Elvira – M’Lynn
Grace Nowak – Annelle
Grace Vetter – Ouiser
Jerica Conley – Truvy
Stephanie Taylor – Clairee
Kim Willard – Director
Darryl Willard – Managing Director
Madi Daniels – Stage Manager
Stef Ratliff – Scenic Artist
Olivia Trees – Costume Designer
Lexi Holbrook – Props
Olivia May – Run Crew
Joel Crum – Run Crew
The Garden Theatre Group welcomes everyone. The next performance will be “Big Fish.” Come out and join friends and family, the shows will be on June 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30PM and June 12 at 3:00PM.