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Steel Magnolias


Robert Harling





Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighbourhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turns to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. The story is a laugh-out-loud comedy with truly heart-rending moments of tenderness and grief.

Steel Magnolias was adapted into a film in 1989, starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts. Several actresses received nominations and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Julia Roberts and a BAFTA nomination for Shirley MacLaine. In German, the movie was released as Magnolien aus Stahl - Die Stärke der Frauen​.


Pepper Lebeck-Jobe


Truvy Jones

Bouqui Stautmeister

Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto

Jyotsna Sastry

Clairee Belcher

Dana Dyffel

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie

Stella Mia

M'Lynn Eatenton

Frances Vella

Ouiser Boudreaux

Claudia Wicki



Production Coordinator

Artemi Bendandi

Head Stage Manager

Oli Pont

Assistant Stage Managers

Marianne Alewine

Jim Carson

Heather Hsieh

Helena Sievi

Set Design and Set Construction

Natalie Gallagher

Tim Purdue

Head of Set Decoration

Fabian Kulratli

Head of Properties

Karen Siber

Properties Team

Katya Ankudinov

Kathleen Lowe Bonnet

Robert Flitcroft

Karen Neil

Erika Simon

Head of Lighting and Sound

Oli Pont

Lighting Design

Tiina Palojärvi

Lighting Crew Assistant Leads

Blanca Iglesias

Christina Mohr

Sound Crew Assistant Leads

Jarred Davis

Eleanor Kelly

Light and Sound Team

Courtnet Beamish

Chris Lee

Russel Martin

Deborah Sommers

Accent and Dialect Coach

Skye Hudson Daniels

Costumes and Wigs Lead

Carol Hamer

Costumes and Wigs Assistant Lead

Barbara von Holzen

Costumes Team

Nienke Andriessen

Daphné de Charrin

Helen Smith

Head of Make-up

Bettina Ament

Hair and Make-up Team

Barbara von Holzen

Christina Schwarz

Joëlle Stocker

Prompt Lead

Irene Lautenbach

Prompt Team

Amber Daughtry

Beatrice Hungerbühler

Head of Publicity, Programme Design

Heather Hsieh


Olli Jany / Hummingbird Photography

Flyer and Programme Artwork

Stella Mia

Box Office Lead

Andrea-Manuela Rüttimann

Box Office Team

Michael Gawthorne

Tricia Schmid

Connie Washington

Front of House Lead

Mimi Sajin

Front of House Assistant Lead

Edoardo Siano

Front of House, Set Painting, Get-in, and Get-out Teams

Members of ZEST


Valery Niggli

Anna-Marie Rüttimann

Christina Schwarz

Anne Weber

Special Thanks

Bate Professional (lending of saln chairs)

Caroline Rohwer Salon (backstage hair assistance)

Jürg Luchsinger (hairstyle training)

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