Hartwick’s Inter-generational Theatre Project Presents 'Steel Magnolias'

June 22, 2011

Hartwick College's Summer Interplay Theatre Project presents Steel Magnolias, the beloved Off-Broadway play by Robert Harling. June 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and 26 at 2 p.m. Steel Magnolias is recommended for ages 12 and up.

For tickets call 607-431-4227. General Admission tickets are $8 and faculty, staff and senior citizens tickets are $5.

Set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done, the play is alternately hilarious and touching as the gossip and humorously verbal repartee reveal underlying strength and of its charming local characters.

Interplay Theatre Project's Malissa Kano-White will direct Molly Bolton, Emmanuella Brakye, Olivia Burlew, Susan Carbone, Eliza Lockhart-Jenks and Susan Navarette in this hilarious southern comedy. The design team for Steel Magnolias includes set and light designer Gary Burlew, sound designer Mark deRoziere and costume designer Kyrie McCormick. Performances will held in the Lab Theatre of Bresee Hall on Hartwick College's campus.

"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue...The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." -NY Daily News.

"...a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South...Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one." -Drama-League.

"...suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." -NY Post.

The Interplay Theatre Project is committed to creating an inter-generational theatre ensemble dedicated to giving voice to people of all ages through theatre education, community outreach and entertainment.

This work was supported in part through the Hartwick College Faculty Research Grants Program.

For more information contact Kano-White at 607-431-4920 or by email at

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Contact: Christopher Lott
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