If you have ever been a fan of Robert Harling’s stage play “Steel Magnolias,” then here is your chance to see it again, or maybe for the first time, at Playcrafters Barn Theater. On Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22, Playcrafters will be performing their second weekend of this production. You can view the event facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420768954611955/

Playcrafters Barn Theater is located at 4950 35th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265. Show times for Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday showing is at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at http://click4tix.com/pbt/showdates.php?s_id=135 or at http://www.playcrafters.com. Tickets are priced at $13.00 for a regular price, and $11.00 for a Military Discount price.

Steel Magnolias is a story based off Robert Harling’s experience with his sister’s death. The plot centers around six Louisiana women in a comedy-drama about family, love, and loss. The play also inspired a movie in 1989 which starred Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts.

Playcrafters Barn Theater opened on October 5th, 1960 and is known as the oldest continuously operating community theater in the Midwest. Playcrafters has run as a non-profit theater who strives to provide a professional quality to live productions at accessible prices for the Quad City community. They also accept and encourage volunteer involvement. You can visit their website at http://www.playcrafters.com/, or call at (309) 762-0330. Upcoming events for Playcrafters include: Auditions for MASH on February 25th, Auditions for the Dixie Swim Club also on February 25th, and “Playcrafters’ Rumors” by Neil Simon on March 10th. All of these events can be viewed on Playcrafter’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/playcrafters/



Cheyanne Lencioni is a student at Augustana College and has been writing stories for 8 years. She is on the college’s Equestrian Team and Fencing Club as well as a member of Augustana’s Collegia Classica Classics Language group and wants to be a published Author after graduation.