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The ladies of ‘Metal Magnolias’ are coming to life on a Tampa stage.

Powerstories, a non-profit skilled theater, is presently performing the play made in style by the 1989 film and hopes to empower these in attendance and within the solid.

“Powerstories theater is a motion. Our essential focus is to convey theater to the neighborhood that highlights girls in each method attainable, whether or not it’s a featured feminine playwright, predominantly girls within the solid, sturdy feminine roles, we need to empower girls and ladies inside and outdoors these partitions,” said Stephanie Coren-Marotta with Powerstories.

Coren-Marotta says the corporate selected ‘Metal Magnolias’ as a result of it encompasses every little thing the theater hopes to advertise by girls of assorted ages at completely different levels in life. 

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“Right here at Powerstories, our essential focus is producing true tales based mostly in acts of historical past, based mostly on actual individuals, based mostly on memoirs actual individuals have written, similar to Metal Magnolias is a loosely autobiographical piece,” defined Coren-Marotta.

Actresses rehearse of an upcoming performance of 'Steel Magnolias'.

Actresses rehearse of an upcoming efficiency of ‘Metal Magnolias’. 

Powerstories hopes to empower its solid members and audiences.

Actress Joann Henry says, “Powerstories is principally simply what it says. It’s a highly effective expertise for ladies. So many ladies sit again they usually preserve every little thing in. So many ladies have so many tales to inform.”

“For anybody who has not skilled Powerstories, I invite them to come back and revel in this intimate house. Share on this present of dwell theater and revel in this present that may be a rollercoaster of emotion, however simply such pleasure,” said Coren-Marotta.

LINK: Powerstories will carry out Metal Magnolias by Oct. 2. Click on here to study extra. 

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