|October 25, 2017|
|November 1, 2017|
|November 7, 2017|
|November 8, 2017|
Steel Magnolias, a play written by American writer Robert Harling, will be presented by the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont on October 25, and November 1, 7, and 8.
The production is directed by Frank Minano, assisted by Hope Kaufman. Amy Rutledge will be performing as Truvy, Lauren Bell as Annelle, Andrea Straddling as Clairee, Tracy Lay as Shelby, Vicky Dawson Irvine as M’Lynn, and Pamela Lambert as Ouiser.
Steel Magnolias is presented by the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre company at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont. Tues and Weds. October 25 and November 1-8 at 7:30 PM plus a matinee at 2:00 on November 8. Tickets are $27.00. No dinner is served at IVRT productions. Concessions are available for purchase in the lobby. To purchase tickets, visit
www.ivrt.org or call 909/859-4878.
About the Play: Steel Magnolias
Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. As the women make their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. The Steel Magnolias story is based on Robert Harling’s real life experience of the death of his sister, Susan Harling Robinson, in 1985. He changed his sister’s name in the story to Shelby.
The title of the play suggests that the main female characters can be both as delicate as a magnolia flower, and as tough as steel. A film adaption of the play was produced in 1989 and became a huge success later on, starring well-known actresses like Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts. Exploring the tragedies and good fortunes of life, this play continues to be applicable for all who experience it.
“…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —NY Post
Online 24/7 www.ivrt.org/tickets
By phone Mon-Fri 9-2; Sat 9-1 (909) 859-4878
In person: Village merchants ticket outlets at Bert & Rocky’s, Aromatique, Rio de Ojas