We saw Albany Civic Theater’s production of “Steel Magnolias” on opening night Friday and loved it.
I was ready to stand up and applaud when it was over, and I think others were, too. We all waited and waited, then realized the actors were not returning to the stage. There would be no curtain call.
This was a first for me. At every play I’ve attended, the actors took a bow.
We didn’t stick around to find out why there was no curtain call, but I plan to ask Director Christi Sears on Monday.
My guess is it had something to do with the final poignant scene in Truvy’s beauty salon. Maybe, in lieu
of clapping, they want us to leave in a contemplative mood.
It’s a play worth seeing, even without a curtain call.