Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott AZ
 

The next Mainstage production is the delightful and beloved, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, running April 9 - 18. 

 

STEELMAGNOLIAS

April 9 - 18

Directed by Layla Tenney

 

By Robert Harling

Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. //  The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

"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-Logue.

"…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post.

CHARACTER: CAST:                              UNDERSTUDY:
TRUVY JONES Janelle Devin                            Angela Bryan
M’LYNN EATENTON Julie Archambeau                Judy Stahl

SHELBY EATENTON LATCHERIE  Kelsey Claire

(Shelby understudy)  Makaely Green
CLAIREE BELCHER Marnie Uhl                   Arlene Minuskin
OUISER BOUDREAUX Shari Graham           Carol Fulkerson
ANNELLE DUPUY DESOTO Amber Bosworth  Makaely Green

 

 


NEED HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS?

PCA has partnered with Marriott Spring Hill Suites to assist you with hotel reservations at a discounted rate should you be travelling to Prescott from out of town and need a reliable and comfortable place to spend the night.  The hotel is located within easy walking distance (one block) from PCA and very close to the heart of downtown Prescott.

As with Dinner reservations, CALL THE PCA BOX OFFICE for hotel reservations, which are available at anytime during the 2013 - 2014 Season.  Currenty, the special discounted rate runs through December 2013.  If the discounted rate changes, it will do so at the turn of the year and the box office will have the new informaiton.

BOX OFFICE 928-445-3286


2014 2014 - 201515


MONTY PYTHON'S

SPAMALOT

June 4 - 20

Directed by Bruce Lanning

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle 

Music by John Du Prez       

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, MONTY PHYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a very of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

 

Winner of three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” Spamalot received a total of 14 Tony Award nominations.


ENHANCE YOUR PLAY-GOING EXPERIENCE WITH A FABULOUS DINNER THEATRE PACKAGE !

PCA and Murphy's have combined forces to bring you a terrific Dinner Theatre package available for all PCA Events.

Dinner Theatre Menu has a choice of 4 entrees. 

$ 30.00 for Evening Performance (dinner only, per person)

$ 20.00 for Matinee (lunch only, per person)

Includes non alcoholic beverage, dessert, tax and tip.

For those who already have tickets, call the Box Office (445-3286) to add dinner or lunch to your theatre going experience.

Dinner service begins at 4pm, lunch service begins at 11am.  You may arrive for your meal when you wish, but plan your time accordingly.  We suggest you give yourself at least an hour for the meal plus time to walk to the theatre.

CALL THE PCA BOX OFFICE

for menu choices

and to make reservations