Drury Lane Theatre announced the cast for its production of the Robert Harling work Steel Magnolias, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller.
Steel Magnolias has been extended and will now run June 10-Aug. 7 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.
The cast of Steel Magnolias includes Janet Ulrich Brooks (Ouiser), Amy J. Carle (M'Lynn), Lillian Castillo (Annelle), Cordelia Dewdney (Shelby), Elizabeth Ledo (Truvy), Susie McMonagle (Clairee), McKinley Carter (understudy for Truvy, M'Lynn), Hannah Fernandes (understudy for Shelby, Annelle) and Meighan Gerachis (understudy for Ouiser, Clairee).
The all-female creative team bringing this story of friendship to life includes Angela Weber Miller (scenic designer), Jessica Pabst (costume designer), Lindsey Lyddan (lighting designer), Sarah Ramos (sound designer), Cassy Schillo (properties design), Emily Young (hair/wig design) and Sammi Grant (dialect coach). The production stage manager is Juli Hrovat-Walker.
Steel Magnolias follows six women in Louisiana over the course of three years as they face life's challenges together and find comfort in one another. Embracing both laughter and tears, this story celebrates the power of female friendship.
Tickets, priced $64-$79, are available by phone at 630-530-0111 or online at www.drurylanetheatre.com .