"Annelle is a shy but determined new employee at Truvy’s hair salon. Although being as naive and soft as she is, Annelle also goes through many stages and is just as much 'steel' as the rest of the women!" -Kathleen Wright
Kathleen discovered her passion for acting at age seven with her first role as an urchin in Oliver Twist. Since then, she has appeared in over twenty-five productions including her favorite role as Jan in West Side Story. Kathleen is currently pursuing her degree at Colorado State University where she has performed as Betty Dulfleet in The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, and in Love and Information and Urinetown: The Musical. Most recently, she played Thyona in Big Love. In addition, Kathleen has competed at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Spokane, Washington, where she partnered with a finalist in the Irene Ryan acting competition. She hopes to spread her love of theatre to children after she graduates from CSU. Steel Magnolias marks Kathleen’s first time working with OpenStage, and she is honored to be in this production and learn from the wealth of theatrical experience in the cast. She wishes to thank OpenStage Theatre the opportunity.
By Robert Harling | Directed by Debbie Swann
January 19- February 16
“The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” – Clairee in Steel Magnolias
Honey. It’s the 1980s. And hairspray is flying at Truvy’s beauty shop where the motto is, “There is no such thing as natural beauty.” Over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. From weddings to divorces and from babies to funerals, they weather every event in their lives together with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a touching story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.
Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre | 417 W. Magnolia