The play, directed by Beki Baker, features the story of a tight-knit group of Southern women united by tragedy, according to a release from the group. "Steel Magnolias" was also adapted into a 1989 film of the same name starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts.
Shannon Hoppe and Emily Katherine McLean star in the production as the mother-daughter duo, M’Lenn and Shelby. Both actresses have previously performed at Lispcomb University, according to a release.
“Both Shannon and Emily are incredibly talented, and they will bring the perfect chemistry to this iconic mother-daughter pair,” Baker said in a statement. “Emily is a warmhearted and instantly likable, much like her character, Shelby. Shannon is a mother of four, so she carries a strong maternal quality throughout her performance. She has strength, tremendous focus and depth that is needed for the pivotal role of M’Lynn.”
The show will run through Feb. 23 in the Jamison Theatre at The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. Tickets range from $35-$90 and can be purchased here.