Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Steel Magnolias - meet cast member Patricia Spencer Smith

Tell us a little bit about your character?
Ouiser is a bit "set in her ways".  Life hasn't always been easy for this old southern woman, but she has persevered and triumphed!  She is made of strong stuff and her friends know that, regardless of her rough edges, she can be counted on at all times.  She adds flavor to their lives, and they recognize that as well.

What were some of the challenges for you in working on this piece?
I wanted to be sure to explore all the notes in the melody that is this character.  It would be very easy to play just one note. That would be very unfair to Ouiser.

What do you hope audiences will take away from this play?
The word "Steel" is in the title because this is a play about strength - the strength of individuals; the strength of friendships; the strength of families; the strength of traditions, and of course, the strength of women.

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