“…being Shelby is like every theater girl’s dream role,” says sophomore Brooke Terry. Shelby the main actress in the senior directed play is a newlywed struggling with the one of the most terrifying diseases…diabetes. The time period where this is taking place it is not proper for people with diabetes to have children because of health concerns. And of course, this is what Shelby has always dreamed of. Truvy (played by Brooke), owner of a beauty salon, Clairee, rich widow of a former mayor, Annelee, her assistant, and Ouiser, a wealthy curmudgeon, are all there for Shelby and her worried mother, M’ Lynn as she struggles to get past this obstacle.
This being a senior directed play done by Allie Garza with help of Mr. Young are working their hardest to make it an inspiring and dramatic play. According to Brooke, Allie is very excited about directing this play, and immediately talked to the directors about hoping to be the student directing it once the roles came out.
“..this is an all girl’s play because it only has girl casts…” says Brooke with excitement gleaming in her eyes as she is anticipating rehearsals, and the spotlight of playing the beauty shop owner, Truvy, a comedic relief to a dramatic play. “She’s in her 40s but half the things coming out of her mouth are what you hear from a teenager,” says Terry laughing. “..I’ve loved every minute of the rehearsal process,” says Brooke.
With roles already been given, rehearsals approaching, and lights in action, stay tuned for Steel Magnolias coming out in April by the theater department.