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Monday, September 28, 2009

The cast and crew of "Steel Magnolias"

The Cast and Director:

Truvy: Tamara Payton makes her debut appearance in ‘Steel Magnolias. She was born in Hobbs. After moving to Texas for twenty plus years, Tamara moved back to Hobbs to meet and marry her husband Rusty Payton. They have two sons, Zac 10 and Reece 8. Rusty works as an Estimator for Ramirez and Sons Construction and Tamara owns Gila Enterprises and is a volunteer of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). She says in her spare time she enjoys watching her "boys" teamrope.

Annelle: Tammy Slaugh was born in Brunswick Georgia. She is married to Mike Slaugh and has two children. Daughter, Kristen, is 22 and a Senior at ENMU and son, Brent, is a freshman at NMJC. This is her firsst experience in acting. She works for Lea County Tribune.

Clariee: Kerri Gray is a Hobbs native and graduate of Hobbs High and Lubbock Christian University. She is the daughter of Barbara Gray and the late Larry Gray. She is employed by Johnson, Miller & Co., where she is working towards obtaining her CPA licensure. This is Kerri’s second play with the Hobbs Community Players. She played Thelma in “The Trip to Bountiful”

Shelby: Summer Robinson is no stranger to the stage. In recant years, Summer has appeared in a number of Productions around the community including: “Hit Parade” at the USW, “The Belle of Amherst” at the Western Heritage Museum and “Murder Room” at the NMJC. Ser last performance at the Playhouse was “ The Trip to Bountiful”. Summer works for the Hobbs Schools and is very excited about her new ‘role’ as a drama teacher for the high school. She says the theater has been a passion of hers for a number of years now and she is very excited about the opportunity of sharing that passion with her students. We are looking for the wave of fresh, young ‘Community Players’ from Ms Robinson’s room to our Playhouse stage.

M’Lynn: Mary Jo Chadwick is a retired school teacher from Mississippi. She is the mother of one daughter, Cara, who attends college back in Mississippi. Since moving to Hobbs, Mary Jo has enjoyed volunteering at the Playhouse and The Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame. Although she is no stranger to the stage, this is her first acting role with the Community Players.

Ouiser: Elaine McVay has been a native of Hobbs for 32 years. She is the mother of four children Chris, Ryan, Alix and Cammye and a new daughter-in-law, Whitney. Elaine was married to “a wonderful man” Ted. She was Accounts Payable at McVay Drilling. She is a member of First United Methodist Church, Hobbs Literary Club and PEO. She says her only acting experience was at Tatum High School but won’t reveal what year (ha). She says “This is a dream I’ve always wanted to fulfill. My husband encouraged me for 20 years to try out for a play. This is for my husband….I hope he gets a laugh in Heaven. My prayer is to bring a little joy and laughter into the hearts of those who see this play. I want to thank the director and cast for am amazing experience! They have been such a God centered group…Just what I needed. I encourage anyone who has dreamed of being in a play…..to walk toward the fear…you won’t regret the experience!”

Director: Suzanne Wilson-Wuest is not a stranger to the Community Play House having come to rehearsals at 9 yrs old with her dad, Layne Hungerford, before there was even a theater on this site. Suzanne said when she married Mike Wilson in the 60’s she took a long sabbatical from the theater but was drawn back into it when she did ‘See how they run’ directed by Glynese Floyd at the College of the SW. Suzanne says she was taught by the best, her dad, Glynese Floyd and Pepper Murray. She directed her first play, ‘Hounds of The Baskervilles’ in 1982 and has directed over 30 plus since then and that doesn’t count the ones she has been in.. She says this cast has bonded in a way that is rare. As the characters they play have bonded over a loss so have they. Each and every one has suffered a loss of some sort, including the director, which has only made them stronger. Suzanne says that this cast and crew is one of the best she has had. A big thank you goes out to them.

The Crew:

Assistant Director:
Mary Lyle

Script:
Chastitity Walker

Lights and sound:
Robert Schumacher
Daniel Russell
Chuck Wilson

Hair an Make Up
Amanda Berry
Brenda Payton

Props:
Terry Worcester
Samantha Foster
Daiquiri Foster

Set Design and Construction
Chuck Wilson, Glenda Disney, Michael, Keturah, Jonathan Howell, Shawnna Wright, Brad Jett, Justin McCann, Cast & Crew, Kenneth Brown, Jonathon Williams

Publicity:
Evelyn Rising

Special Thanks
Our Sponsors
Sarah Glenn
Lee Melton
Glenda Disney
Maria Elena Vick, Coordinator of Cosmetology at NMJC
Sandy Mendez, from Addison’s beauty solon
Dr. Newman at Hobbs Animal Hospital
Main Event Hair Solon in Eunice
Hobbs News Sun
Kenneth Brown
Dare to be Different
Abby Reed Photography

"Steel Magnolias" is dedicated to the memory of Mike Wilson, Pepper Murray and Ted McVay.

Photography services courtesy of Abby Reed Photography.