steel-magnolias2Local theatre company Coastal Stage Productions, CSP, who is quickly gaining a reputation for quality short-run theatre projects, returns to area venues with the timeless Southern comedy/drama Steel Magnolias.     

           “If you can’t find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me.” These words of wisdom sum up Robert Harling’s 1987 off Broadway sensation and subsequent smash film  Steel Magnolias. Set in a beauty parlor in Southern Louisiana, Steel Magnolias illustrates how the lives of six distinctly different women interweave via the small town gossip that shadows the unending cycle of birth, marriage and death. Filled with hilarious Southern quips and humorously revealing verbal confrontations, Steel Magnolias draws on underlying strength and love which make the play truly touching, funny and marvelous to enjoy.


            This colorful cast is a wonderful combination of new and returning CSP members: Toye Hickman is the sassy town beautician Truvy, and her eccentric salon side-kick is played by Lyndsay Malprhus. Connie Dudek-Hoskins plays Clairee the town’s wealthy widow and co-hort to the sharp tongued Ouiser Boudreaux, played by CSP newcomer Margy Oehlert. Other new faces to the CSP family are Jean White who portrays the charismatic and beloved daughter Shelby to M’Lynn the valiant, strong willed and determined mother played by Coby Turner.

            Coastal Stage Productions is delighted to have director Terri Hsu and co-director Mark Erickson at the helm of this brilliant production. Hsu and Erickson are both talented director/actors on the Lowcountry theatre scene and have completed many successful projects.

            Steel Magnolias, presented by Coastal Stage Productions, opens September 2-3 at 8pm and Sunday, September 4 at 2pm at Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head, SC. Tickets $18.00 in advance, $20 at the door.

            “Shelby’s Reception” Dinner Theatre is September 9-10 at 6pm – Tickets $48.00 in advance only or Performance Only, September 9-10 at 8pm and Sunday, September 11 at 2pm at The Shed Event Venue, 809 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC – Tickets $18.00 in advance, $20 at the door.

            Online Tickets for all events at For will-call tickets or more information: 912-656-1598

            Coastal Stage Productions, is a high quality, travelling theatre company based in Ridgeland, SC. This production has been cast with and directed by talented local actors from Beaufort Co., and Savannah, GA.