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Gaslight Playhouse, Inc. is Noble County's longest running community theatre. As all talent based organizations Gaslight Playhouse is always looking for new creative individuals to come and participate in productions whether it be on the stage, behind the stage, in the lighting area, doing sound, singing, dancing, playing music or sitting in the audience enjoying the production. Come and join our little troupe to keep up on what we are doing each season.


Gaslight Playhouse, Inc. Noble County’s

Longest Running Theatre Company

Announce their opening production for 2017

“Steel Magnolias”


Gaslight Playhouse, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of “Steel Magnolias” on Friday, May 19, 2017. The production will play at Kendallville Chamber of Commerce located at 122 S Main St, Kendallville, IN 46755 opening on May 19th and playing through Sunday, May 21st. This is  the 149th produced by Gaslight Playhouse, Inc. since beginning in 1975.


Directors Bob Avery and Jo Drudge are pleased to announce the cast list for “Steel Magnolias”:

Truvy Jones – Nichole Boese

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – Jenna Boese

Clairee Belcher – Cathie Kreigh

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie – Kelsey Summers

M’Lynn Eatenton – Barbi McBride

Ouiser Boudreaux – Bonnie Koontz


Steel Magnolias is a comedy/drama about the bond between a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. It is written by Robert Harling, based on his experience with the death of his sister. The title suggests the “female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel”. The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree they are arguing about at the beginning.

The action centers on Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there. The story begins on the morning of Shelby’s wedding to Jackson and covers events over the next three years, including Shelby’s decision to have a child despite having Type 1 diabetes and the complications that result from the decision. There is also a glimpse of the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelle’s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl and then to a revival-tent Christian; and Truvy’s relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M’Lynn, and Shelby’s medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.

This production is sure to make you laugh and cry - it is a loved peice of theatre and a popular favorite.

Upcoming Auditions


"Steel Magnolias"

Director: Bob Avery


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Playhouse, Inc.
P.O. Box 84
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

1 260/347-3995

E-mail: gaslightplayhouse@msn.com

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