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Steel Magnolias will perform seven times from April 6th through 21st. This includes a special Tour of Homes performance on Saturday, April 6th, as well as the standard performance times and days the following two weekends.
Directed by Joey Pruitt & Jason LeBlanc and starring Shannon Bentley, Ashli Callaway, Amanda Hester, Beth LeBlanc, Abbie Pruitt, & Becky Weimar!
Steel Magnolias is a heartwarming and poignant play that unfolds in a small Southern town, revolving around the lives of six women who form a tight-knit circle of friends. The story primarily centers on Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, a spirited young woman with diabetes, and her mother, M'Lynn Eatenton, who navigates the joys and challenges of motherhood. The women gather regularly at Truvy Jones's beauty salon, where their friendships deepen amid laughter, tears, and shared experiences. Alongside Shelby and M'Lynn, the ensemble includes the elegant Clairee Belcher, the cantankerous yet lovable Ouiser Boudreaux, and the shy Annelle Dupuy-Desoto. As they navigate the ups and downs of life, love, and loss, the play beautifully explores the strength, resilience, and enduring bonds that characterize the spirit of Southern womanhood. The narrative weaves together humor and heartbreak, revealing the indomitable spirit of these "steel magnolias" who find solace, support, and enduring friendship in each other.
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Drama Camp Registrations are now open to school aged children from 3rd through 12th grade who are interested in all aspects of theater production. Please submit your registration by May 15th. Learn More
ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS!
For over four decades, the Washington Little Theater has been entertaining audiences with quality dramatic, musical and operatic performances for people of all ages, making it one of the longest running community theaters in the state of Georgia.
In addition to a full schedule of traditional live theater productions, the Washington Little Theater also offers an annual Summer Drama Camp for children ages 8-18 in June, as well as a children's theater production geared towards local school children every September.
The theater also works closely with the Washington-Wilkes Arts Foundation and the Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation to bring a variety of traveling shows, lectures, workshops and musical performances to the community throughout the year.
A HISTORIC THEATER IN A HISTORIC SETTING
Vistors often refer to our small historic Southern town as something out of an old movie or a retro television show. References to the rural town of Andy Griffith's Mayberry, the dramatic landscapes of Gone With the Wind or the idyllic charm of Bedford Falls in It's a Wonderful Life, the City of Washington is a charming postcard town full of gorgeous old houses, tree lined streets and a quaint downtown square.
Likewise, the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse sits proudly among the historic North Alexander School complex, which dates back to the 1890's. Originally, the Playhouse was the school gymnasium. While public and private efforts are currently underway to rennovate the school buildings, the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse and the members of the Washington Little Theater Company continue to act as beacons for this educational complex.
The Playhouse is located within a five block walk from Washington's downtown square. Unique shopping and dining experiences on the square, combined with a live theater production, make for a fun evening out! Occasionally the theater will team up with area businesses to offer special promotions and discounts. Be sure to check out the season calendar for a complete list of theater events.
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