ELKIN — Foothills Theatre will stage a manufacturing of “Metal Magnolias” by Robert Harling this weekend in Dixon Auditorium at Elkin Excessive College. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 and a pair of:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 25. Tickets are $12.
The manufacturing is directed by Kim Arnold and Christie Harrison and starring Judy Deck, Lynn Obligation, Claire Grider, Kitsey Burns Harrison, Stacey Libbert and Vicky Zickmund.
Administrators Arnold and Harrison mentioned they have been excited to see this manufacturing come to life after a 12 months and half of no theatre because of the pandemic.
“Being again collectively and listening to the laughter at rehearsals, and even some tears, has been a lot enjoyable,” mentioned Arnold.
Set in Truvy’s magnificence salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, “Metal Magnolias” is an intimate reflection of the lives of a small group of girls and the challenges they face in life and the power they discover throughout occasions of tragedy.
“I like being part of this story of robust, loving Southern ladies. In supporting one another, they discover their very own assist to develop and face life by itself phrases. It is a fantastic solid and we now have had nice enjoyable on the brink of entertain you,” mentioned solid member Judy Deck, of Jonesville. Deck performs Clairee Belcher.
Stacey Libbert, of State Street, is taking part in M’lynn Eatenton. Libbert has carried out in a number of reveals with Foothills Theatre however mentioned “Metal Magnolias” had at all times been at all times been on her “bucket record” to do.
“I’m tremendous grateful for the chance to work with this sensible solid of girls,” she mentioned.
Claire Grider, who performs Shelby Eatenton, started her profession on the Foothills stage taking part in a little bit boy in “Oliver!” That is now her eighth season of performing with Elkin’s neighborhood theater group.
“I’ve loved each second with Foothills Theatre and I’m so grateful for this chance to deliver such a beloved story to life,” mentioned Grider.
Lynn Obligation, of the Windsor’s Crossroads neighborhood is taking part in Ouiser Boudreaux. Obligation is a newcomer to neighborhood theater.
“Being part of ‘Metal Magnolias’ has been a most pleasant expertise,” she mentioned.
Vicky Zickmund, of Mocksville, performs Truvy Jones and Kitsey Burns Harrison, of Elkin, performs Annelle Dupuy Desoto.
Tickets for this weekend’s performances could also be bought on the door. A season go is obtainable for $30 which features a ticket for “Metal Magnolias” in addition to “Frozen, Jr” starring an all-youth solid to be carried out subsequent month and “A Humorous Little Factor Known as” to be carried out in September. For extra info or to buy tickets on-line go to foothillsarts.org/foothills-theatre.