Steel Magnolias remains one of the great stories of female empowerment and resilience. The L.A. Theatre Works national tour features a diverse cast of six extraordinary women. Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six strong women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share.
Under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for four decades.
On the road, LATW has delighted audiences with its unique live radio theater style performances. An L.A. Theatre Works performance is immediate, spontaneous, and features a first-rate cast, live sound effects, and a connection to the audience.
A unique experience where the actors direct their dialogue to the audience, with costumes, sound effects, and small sets, this is an intimate theatre experience not to be missed.
Cast Announced for “Steel Magnolias”
Patti Yasutake has been cast as Clairee. Ms. Yasutake has a 30-year career in television and film including as a regular in the Star Trek film and television universe. Television guest appearances have included NCIS, ER, Cold Case, Grey’s Anatomy, The Closer, and many others. Inger Tudor (M’Lynn), the excellent film and television actress, has been seen in Goliath and The Social Network.
Truvy will be played by Elisa Bocanegra whose theater performances include those for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York and on television in Undecided and Gilmore Girls. Returning LA Theatre Works actors include Shannon Holt (Judgment at Nuremberg) as Ouiser and Cerris Morgan-Moyer (Pride & Prejudice) as Annelle. Monica McSwain will play the role of Shelby and Brian Kite will direct.