Presented with support from corporate sponsor SCHOTT Gemtron.


Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the neighborhood ladies have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, M’Lynn has to deal with one of the most difficult of life’s challenges. As the women of Chinquapin make their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”



“Steel Magnolias” is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Jeff Bilskie.

April 17-18-19

& 24-25-26

Steel Magnolias (comedy/drama)
by Robert Harling

Friday & Saturday 8:00 PM, Sunday 3:00 PM


* Newcomer

Clairee - Cathy C. Combs*

M’Lynn - Kristi Deetz*

Truvy - Katherine Gollmitzer*

Ouiser - Kathy Mooney

Annelle - Lacey Jae Price*

Shelby - Leslie Root

Rhett - Big Red*


Artistic Director - Vickie Puffer

Assistant Director - Zane Grogan

Stage Manager - Amanda Whitson

Lights & Sound - Chris Witt, Susan Rall

Set Construction - Jack Mahoney, Craig Johnson

Scene Painting - Shar Mahoney

Sewing Projects - Rick Shell

Technical Coordinator - Mike Whitson

Hospitality Coordinator - Shari Phillips

Media Coordinator/Playbill - Vickie Puffer

Tickets in Advance:  $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $4 children (under 13)

Sav-A-Lot, Eyeworks, First Vincennes Savings Bank, Vincennes University Bookstore

Tickets at the Door:  $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $4 children (under 13)