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Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling

Produced: July, 1991
West Hartford Summer Arts Festival
Scenery: Arthur Dirks
Facility: Hall High School Auditorium


The challenge in this set was to make it all work on an open apron. Real beauty shop equipment was the key to realism. There was lettering in the window and on the door that projected on the sheers. The mylar shrink-mirror was typically hard to work with, and nobody had the deft technique with a heat gun that it requires.

Steel Magnolias

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