Butt Drama Circle

Steele Magnolias

by Brian Friel

5 March 2020
8.00 p.m.

The theatre doors will close strictly at 8.00!
Please be seated by 7.50.

(Please note: no food or drink will be allowed in the theatre during any performance, as this is a competition.)

The Play

All the ladies who are anybody in Chinquapin, Louisiana come to Turvy's Beauty Salon to get their hair done. Wise-cracking Turvy and her eager new assistant Annelle (who isn't sure whether or not she's still married) dispense shampoo and free advice to an array of memorable characters. There's the town's rich curmudgeon Ouiser (I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mod for 40 years), Miss Clairee the eccentric millionaire with a raging sweet tooth and the local social leader M'Lynn whose daughter Shelby — the prettiest girl in town — is about to marry a "Good Ol' Boy".

With comedy and tragedy in equal measure, Steel Magnolias is a play filled with hilarious repartee and humorously revealing exchanges. A testament to the touching quality of amiable company in good times and in bad.



Bernie Thompson


Tracey Faulkner


Jean Curran


Laura Doherty


Kathleen Browne


Kathleen McGowan



JC Bonar


JC Bonar


Conor Meehan

Stage Manager

Shaun Laverty
Goretti Devaney

Hair/Make Up

Brenda Lucas
Majella Sweeney

Set Design

JC Bonar

Set Construction

Martin McLean
Pauric Duffy

Stage Crew

Mary Sweeney
Pauric Duffy
Troy Devaney
Jim McGowan
Kevin Bernie
Brian Doherty
Niall McGonigle

The Group

The Butt Drama Circle from Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, celebrated their 60th anniversary last year and has competed in many drama festivals over the years. As well as the festival play each year, the BDC stages a pantomime, summer show for teenagers and produce at least two other productions throughout the year and are the hosts of the Donegal Schools Drama Festival for secondary and national schools in the North West.

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Cast and Crew
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