“I dont like her. 
I dont think it’s natural for someone to do her own hair..” 
                      -Truvy

CAST 

BLYTHE DANNER CLAIREE

Broadway credits include Butterflies are Free (Tony Award), Betrayal and A Streetcar Named Desire (Tony noms.). Roundabout: Suddenly Last Summer, Moonlight, The Deep Blue Sea and Follies (Tony nom.). MTC: Sylvia. NY Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing. Member of the Williamstown Theater Festival for over 20 years. Films include The Lucky One,  Little Fockers,  Meet the Parents,  Meet the Fockers, The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, 1776, Woody Allen's Alice, and Sylvia with her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow. TV: “We Were the Mulvaneys” (Emmy nom.), “Back When We Were Grown-ups” (Golden Globe nom.), “St Elsewhere” and “Tattingers” created by her late husband Bruce Paltrow, “Will & Grace” (two Emmy noms.) and Showtimes’ “Huff” (two Emmy Awards). She will soon be seen on stage as "Millicent Winter" in Nice Work If You Can Get It.


CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER  SHELBY

CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER starred in Peter and the Starcatcher on Broadway (Tony Award nomination, Drama League Nomination) & off-Broadway (NYTW, Drama Desk nomination).  Other Broadway credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble, Theatre World Award); and Les Miserables (Drama Desk nomination).  She starred in Merrily We Roll Along at City Center, and appeared in A Small Fire, and Bachelorette off Broadway.  Her television credits include Law & Order, Heartland, and The Education Of Max Bickford. Celia is a graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theater Department.


MARGO MARTINDALE  OUISER

Emmy® winner and Tony nominated for her epic portrayal of Big Mama on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, MARGO MARTINDALE, is one of the world’s busiest and most acclaimed character actresses, having appeared in over sixty motion pictures in addition to many memorable television roles.  A native of Texas, she began her career on the New York stage creating such iconic roles as Truvy in the original production of Steel Magnolias.  This brought her to the attention of Hollywood and appearances in some of the most notable films of the past two decades.  Moviegoers will remember her work in Million Dollar Baby, Dead Man Walking, Nobody’s Fool, Lorenzo’s Oil, The Hours, Practical Magic,  Walk Hard:  The Dewey Cox Story, Secretariat, Paris je T’aime, and Win Win among others.  On television her work has been no less stellar with stand-out performances including Medium, Dexter, The Riches and Hung.  Critics have unanimously lauded her performance in what The Huffington Post described as “the television performance of the year” as the diabolically maternal crime-family boss, Mags Bennett, on the hit FX series, Justified in which she won the 2011 Emmy for best supporting actress. This past season, she starred as Rita in the CBS drama series, A Gifted Man with Patrick Wilson.  Earlier this year, Margo filmed guest starring roles on several hit TV shows such as Suits, Person of Interest, and Smash.  She also filmed the Warner Bros. trilogy Beautiful Creatures.  Currently, Margo is shooting August: Osage County for the Weinstein Company


JAN MAXWELL M’LYNN

Broadway:  2012 - Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. She was nominated for the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Helen Hayes and Fred Astaire Awards. Ms. Maxwell was also nominated for two Tony Awards in one season in 2010 – The Royal Family and for Lend Me A Tenor. She received the Drama Desk Award for Best Actress for The Royal Family. Other Broadway: Coram Boy (Tony, Drama Desk noms), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Drama Desk Award, Tony nom.), Sixteen Wounded (Drama Desk nom.), A Doll's House, The Sound of Music , The Dinner Party, Dancing at Lughnasa, City of Angels. Off-Broadway: Victory, Wings, Scenes From An Execution (Drama Desk nom), The Bald Soprano, A Bad Friend, Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Drama Desk nom.), My Old Lady (Lucille Lortel Award, Drama Desk nom.). ANNIE POTTS TRUVY

Annie Potts returned to series television in the ABC drama “GCB,” based on the book Good Christian Bitches.  Her character on the show ‘Gigi’ ranks among the many iconic female roles Potts has created including the wonderful ‘Mary Jo Shively’ from “Designing Women.” Her work in “Love & War” garnered her an Emmy nomination and with “Any Day Now” she scored two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. In addition she has played recurring or guest star roles on such series as “Law & Order: SVU,” “Huff,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Men in Trees,” “Ugly Betty,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Boston Legal.” Potts also starred in the Hallmark movies, “The Music Teacher” and “Freshman Father” along with “Marry Me” for Lifetime.


Potts made her Broadway debut in Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award winning black comedy, “God of Carnage,” replacing Tony nominee Hope Davis. She appeared in off-Broadway productions such as “The Vagina Monologues,” “Diva,” “Love Letters,” “Charley’s Aunt,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “A Little Night Music,” “Cymbeline” and “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.”  Most recently she received rave reviews for her performance of a distraught wife dealing with her husband’s suicide in “Aftermath.”  The play received the LA Times’ Critics Choice Ovation Recommendation.


Born in Nashville and raised in Kentucky, Potts was the youngest of three girls. Interested in stage and film at an early age, she received her BA in Theater from Stephens College in Missouri where she’s currently a visiting professor of Drama and a dedicated Board Member.


SARAH STILES  ANNELLE

Most recently, Sarah was Little Red Riding Hood in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS. Broadway: Muriel in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, Kate/Lucy in AVENUE Q, 25th ANNUAL PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Off- Broadway and original cast recordings: Joanne in VANITIES (Second Stage), Nazirah in THE ROAD TO QATAR (York Theater).


KEVIN O’ROURKE  DJ

Kevin has performed on Broadway in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with Kathleen Turner, SPOILS OF WAR with Kate Nelligan and ALONE TOGETHER with Kevin McCarthy. Most recently, he appeared as Sherman Adams in the VINEYARD THEATRE production of Douglas McGrath’s CHECKERS. Other New York and regional credits include work at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Primary Stages, Arena Stage, Seattle Rep, Alliance Theatre, Baltimore’s Centerstage, Long Wharf, ACT, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Kevin’s on-screen credits include the films VICE VERSA, TURBULENCE, TATTOO, LAST BALL, THE AVIATOR, and the television series LAW AND ORDER, NY UNDERCOVER, CASHMERE MAFIA, THE GOOD WIFE, DAMAGES and THE SOPRANOS. For two years Kevin played Mayor Stan Lowell on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and was nominated for a SAG award for his work as Scott Sherwood on the AMC series REMEMBER WENN. For the last 2 years Kevin has appeared as Mayor Edward Bader on the HBO series BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and received a SAG award as a member of the ensemble.


As a director, Kevin staged the New York premiere of Abi Morgan's TENDER at the Michael Weller Theatre. He has also directed at WESTBANK CAFÉ, NEW DRAMATISTS, ACADIA REP and THE LARK THEATRE. He staged the 2007 WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL production of THE PHYSICISTS starring Roger Rees, Rob Campbell and Brenda Weil. Since 2004 he has served as the Artistic Director of the WILLIAMS COLLEGE SUMMER THEATRE LAB.



CONSTANCE SHULMAN  STAGE DIRECTIONS

Original cast of Steel Magnolias, Annelle;  voice of Patti Mayonnaise on Nickelodeon's DOUG; Films:  Fried Green Tomatoes, Men Don't Leave, Sweet and Lowdown, Reversal of Fortune, A Jersey Christmas; TV:  The Faculty, the upcoming Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.



CREATIVE

ROBERT HARLING playwright


Born in Dothan, Alabama, Robert lived in several Southern towns before his family settled in Natchitoches, Louisiana when he was twelve.  Upon his graduation from Northwestern University of Louisiana and Tulane Law School, rather than take the bar exam, he opted to become an actor in New York.  After years of productive work as an actor in voice-overs and commercials, Harling was inspired to write the highly acclaimed stage play, Steel Magnolias which was based on events from his family life.  To this day, Steel Magnolias continues to thrive in theatrical productions in many languages throughout the world.


Immediately bridging a career from stage to screen, Harling adapted his original play into the popular film of the same title which starred Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah.  The personal nature of Steel Magnolias was further enhanced when the film makers decided to shoot the movie entirely on location in Natchitoches, where the events on which the story was based took place.  Over the years, Harling has become a much sought after screenwriter: other credits include SOAPDISH, with Kevin Kline and Robert Downey, Jr.;  and the highly successful FIRST WIVES CLUB for Paramount Pictures starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton.


Mr. Harling made his directorial debut with THE EVENING STAR for Paramount, which he also wrote for the screen based on Larry McMurtry’s novel.  THE EVENING STAR reunited Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson and co-starred Juliette Lewis, Bill Paxton, Scott Wolf, Miranda Richardson and Marion Ross.  THE EVENING STAR was the continuation of one of the most beloved and acclaimed movies of our time, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.   


In 2004, Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore filmed his screenplay of LAWS OF ATTRACTION.


A current project is writing the book for the stage musical version of SOAPDISH. 


JUDITH IVEY director


Judith Ivey is the recipient of the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for her portrayals in Steaming and HurlyBurly, the Obie Award for her performance in The Moonshot Tape, and countless others for her stage and film work. Most recently she was honored with the Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama League nomination for her portrayal of Amanda Wingfield in the Long Wharf Theatre’s production of The Glass Menagerie at the Roundabout Theatre. She received the Texas Medal of Arts Award in Theatre and the Barrow Group’s award for sustained excellence. Some film credits include DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, WASHINGTON SQUARE, MYSTERY, ALASKA, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, LOVE HURTS, COMPROMISING POSITIONS, WHAT ALICE FOUND, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, and the soon-to-be-released THE LOOP. Judith starred in four television series, the most memorable being DESIGNING WOMEN. Some television film credits include THE LONG, HOT SUMMER, WHAT THE DEAF MAN HEARD, and ROSERED. Ms. Ivey recently guest starred on NURSE JACKIE, BIG LOVE, THE WHOLE TRUTH, and GREY’S ANATOMY. Judith’s recent stage performances include Eppie Lederer/Ann Landers in The Lady With All The Answers at the Cherry Lane, and Shirley Valentine at the Long Wharf Theatre. Ms. Ivey’s most recent directing credit is the world premiere of Carapace at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. Judith has also directed Vanities-the musical, at the Pasadena Playhouse and Second Stage in NYC, Secrets Of A Soccormon, The Butcher Of Baraboo, Fugue, and Southern Comforts—all in NYC, Bad Dates at Laguna Playhouse and Northlight Theatre in Chicago, More in NYC and Burbank, CA, Steel Magnolias at the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, and most recently, A Short History Of Women at NYSAF at Vassar, and the Roundabout Theatre in NYC. Ms. Ivey is married to Tim Braine, and is the proud mother of Maggie and Tom. Judith has been a member of Actors’ Equity for 37 years, and the SSDC for 8 years.  Judy is currently in rehearsals for the Broadway revival of THE HEIRESS.



DAVID YOUSE Producer

Four Things Productions President, David Youse, is committed to building awareness to non-profit organizations by producing live theater events through his experience and knowledge as an actor and advocate for over twenty-five years.  David has produced the highly publicized and very successful 25th Anniversary reading of The Normal Heart, by Larry Kramer, in Los Angeles, at The Geffen Playhouse, which benefited The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s, Jeffrey Goodman Clinic. 


David was born in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and studied acting in New York, where he attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  As an actor, he is a member of The Production Company in Los Angeles and has appeared in more than forty successful television series with recurring roles on seven of those hits.  In film, he can be seen opposite Matthew Modine in THE NEIGHBOR, THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB and BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY with Madonna, among others. 


Come see what else is happening www.fourthingsproductions.com



FERRELL MARSHALL Co-Producer/Fundraising

Committed to helping make a difference in the world, Ferrell Marshall guides individuals and companies to connect and invest in their charitable passions.

Ferrell began fundraising as a third grader in San Antonio, Texas, when she walked through her neighborhood raising money for "Jerry's Kids."  It inspired her to continue to ask for support of worthy causes.  Ferrell has committed herself to numerous not-for-profit organizations and has raised millions of dollars for charity.  She was the SoCal, Las Vegas and Phx Marketing and Social Responsibility Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was the Vice President of Major Gifts at United Way.  She has been awarded by the American Cancer Society, the Boys and Girls Clubs of East LA and United Way for her fundraising abilities. As an avid and enthusiastic volunteer, she sits on the board of L.A. Works, a not-for-profit that mobilizes volunteers throughout LA County.  She publishes a blog, Ferrell’s Community, focused on helping people make a difference in the world as a volunteer, donor and advocate. 


Ferrell is a stage, film, commercial and voiceover artist.  She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Joe Blasco School of Makeup.  As a member of Hollywood's The Production Company, she recently starred in their critically acclaimed production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE. Via TwoLips Studios, a full service home sound studio, she designs sound for theatrical and corporate productions, produces radio commercials and directs VO sessions.  Ferrell is also a painter and in August 2012, she was the featured artist at Muse on 8th, a café in Los Angeles. You can connect with Ferrell at www.ferrellmarshall.com



KAREN MOORE  PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER


Nicole Arbusto CASTING


BEN HAGEN  LIGHTING DESIGN


SHANNON SLATON SOUND DESIGN


SAMANTHA SHOFFNER SET DESIGN


Cindy Yantis SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE





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