Albert Lea Community Theatre

Adults $15 / Students $10

Oct. 5, 6, 7, 8(M), 11, 12, 13 & 14

Performances at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 matinee (M) at 2 p.m.

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

147 N. Broadway, Albert Lea

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A $4 convenience fee is charged for each ticket purchased online.
Tickets also available from the 24/7 Call Center at 877-730-3144 (service fees apply) and at the box office.


By Robert Harling

Directed by Kris Bartley

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby, who is diabetic, risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others but also draws on the underlying strength – and love – which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.


  • Truvy – Heidi Stoltenberg
  • M’Lynn – Lisa Sturtz
  • Annelle – Emily Miller
  • Shelby – Kristi White
  • Clairee – Kristan Dye
  • Ouiser – Tanya Herbst


ACT is a nonprofit, volunteer organization providing quality theatre and entertainment for our community. If you’re not interested in being on stage, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in other ways, such as backstage crew, building and painting sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, usher or in the box office. If you are interested in volunteering, contact