Steel Magnolias

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The Hilliard Arts Council invites you to attend our 2015 Fall production of “Steel Magnolias”.

When selecting “Steel Magnolias” as Hilliard Arts Council’s fall play, director Robin Rosenfeld Brenneman had personal experiences that contributed to her love of the story. “I have always loved ‘Steel Magnolias.’ I love the characters and their camaraderie. During my years teaching I had a number of students with Type 1 Diabetes, students I was very close to, students who were part of the theater program. So I also like Steel Magnolias because it shines a light on the challenges of living with Type 1 Diabetes.”

“Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike both children and adults at any age. Over 1.25M Americans are currently living with this disease”, said Cathy Paessun, Executive Director of JDRF Central Ohio. “A cure will only come through research. That’s why our mission is to raise awareness and raise money. We are so grateful to Hilliard Arts Council for partnering with us to do both in such a community-
oriented, creative way.”

Therefore, as part of this effort, The Hilliard Arts Council will offer two opportunities to donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).


JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.



Hilliard Darby High School
4200 Leppert Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026


$15 adults
$12 seniors and HAC members
$10 each for groups of 10 or more
$5 students

You can purchase tickets online now at:


Tickets will also be available at the door.


Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux, intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child. As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another.

 For more information, email The Hilliard Arts Council.