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'Steel Magnolias' gets fresh start with cast of women

The all-male cast of Steel Magnolias will no longer perform The all-male cast of Steel Magnolias will no longer perform

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A production that was shut down in Wilmington in July now has a new chance to take the stage.

BUMP Productions had originally scheduled a run of the play Steel Magnolias featuring an all-male cast.  The show was written for six women.

The publisher contacted the company about a rule that states characters' genders cannot be switched without written consent.  The show had to be shut down just days before it opened.

Now BUMP Productions has been given permission to stage the show with an all-female cast.  The company re-cast the show and is set to open later this month.

Steel Magnolias

  • Aug. 25-28
  • Sept. 2-4
  • 8:00pm
  • City Stage, 21 N. Front St.

For tickets, call (910) 342-0272.

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