Stages next produces Robert Harling's touching story based on the author's true life experience of losing his sister. Houston's most beloved actresses take the stage for a summer production of the enormously popular play, first produced Off-Broadway in 1987, adapted to the iconic film in 1989, and produced on Broadway in 2005.
Written in 1987, this bittersweet American classic was adapted to the iconic film in 1989. Now Stages revisits these irresistible, unforgettable Southern women in a once-in-a-lifetime event showcasing a dream ensemble of Houston performers including Sally Edmundson, Susan O. Koozin and Holland Vavra Peters. This limited engagement is 4 weeks only from tonight, July 25-August 19, 2012, with previews tonight July 25 & tomorrow night, July 26 and the official opening set for July 27.
Directed by Kenn McLaughlin, the show stars Sally Edmundson * as M'Lynn, Susan Koozin* as Ouiser, Holland Vavra Peters* as Shelby, Rachel Logue as Annelle, Shelley Calene-Black* as Truvy and Genevieve Allenbury* as Clairee.
*Member's of Actor's Equity Association
Performance Schedule: Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:30 PM, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 PM and Sundays 3:00 PM. Individual tickets start at $25 through $61. Group prices available, contact the box office for more details.
Characterized by courage, generosity, ingenuity, and intimacy, Stages Repertory Theatre advances theatre and enlivens culture by producing new work, interpreting established work in new ways, and nurturing talent for the performing arts field. In addition to its MainStage season of plays, Stages presents the EarlyStages series, introducing young audiences to the power and magic of live theatre. Stages also offers a range of additional education and outreach programs that encourage conversation about important ideas and issues, provide insight into other cultures and viewpoints, and help develop each new generation of citizens, artists and audiences. Now entering its 34th season, Stages is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theatres. Stages operates under an agreement with Actor's Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.