BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Theatre Department held its performances of Steel Magnolias at the Performing Arts Center last weekend.
Directed by Gregory Mach, the group performed a wonderfully adapted presentation of the well-known story, “Steel Magnolias.” Taylor Pugh’s cover of “Truvy” the hairdresser was delightfully familiar to those who enjoyed Dolly Parton’s take, and Pippa McGinley’s “Ouiser” was as disgruntled, yet loveable, as the 1989 film character. Sinead Tobin and Meg Alderman played gentle but commanding roles as “Shelby” and “Annelle”. Julian Marshall played the role of the gossiping “Clairee.” Finally, Savannah Teter brought the house to tears with her emotional and captivating “M’Lynn.” Overall, the performance was well-cast and the entire production was enjoyable from start to finish.
Other members who assisted in the production were Keith Saine, Elizabeth Tweel, Heather Bokey, Jakob Spruce, Felicia Cochran, Megan Hepburn, Mikayla Dahlager, Loren Keene, Jade Parrish, Zoey Reed, Sky Pulliam, Dominick Gray, M. Eric Jett, Trinity Johnson, Felicia Walker, Darby Barron, Tiara Stokes, Jackson Johnson, Derek Hess, Jeffrey Vandall, Isaac Carroll, Iris Kolenich, Uriah Cravens, Brett Smith, Allyson Dempsey, and THRE 231 Lighting class.
The next upcoming event features comedy legends “The Second City,” on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Wesleyan’s Performing Arts Center. The comedy act is entitled “Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons.” Admission is free.