Theatre Fairfield presents "Steel Magnolias" at Fairfield University


Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University's student theatre company, will present "Steel Magnolias" from April 9 through 13 at the PepsiCo Theatre at Fairfield University. The final production of the group's 2002-03 season, the play will run April 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m.

Robert Harling's heartwarming comedy revolves around the lives of six Louisiana women and their favorite meeting place - Truvy's beauty shop. This unlikely "family" of diverse women learns the power of friendship through everything from a haircut and a wedding to birth and death. Quick wit, bittersweet moments and quirky humor make the tale come to life, according to Director Megan Bell '03.

"Any person can relate to such a show," Bell said. "It's about finding comfort among friends, and the necessity of an environment that allows you to laugh and cry."

Numerous students are involved in the production. Nicholas Benaquista is costume designer and Michele Fields is scenic designer. Jessica Harper designed the lighting. The cast includes: Liz Capinera, Tanya Chavez, Kristy Farrell, Angela Lewonczyk, Marisa Marquez and Kristen Wilkens.

Tickets are $12, $5 for students. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 21, 2003

Vol. 35, No. 244