Liz Morris The Director
Elizabeth Morris is a long term member of VPs and has appeared in numerous shows with Villanova Players, the Young TN Company, API Theatre and Brisbane Arts Theatre. Roles include Emma in Other Times; Kid Stakes; Margaret in David Williamson's Money and Friends; Marvin's Room [Bessie]; Influence [Connie]; The Memory of Water [Mary]; Six Characters in Search of an Author and BCC Christmas in Storyland, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Great Barrier Reef Robbery. VP audiences would have last seen Liz as Pearl in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Moley in The Wind in the Willows

This is her first time directing a production, in her own right and she is enjoying the experience immensely. Liz holds associate diplomas in Speech and Drama from the AMEB and Trinity College, London and is currently the President of Villanova Players Theatre Company.

Robert Harling The Playwright
Born in 1951 in Dothan, Alabama, Robert M. Harling graduated from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.
His first play, Steel Magnolias, was produced off-Broadway in 1987 to great acclaim and was subsequently translated into seventeen languages. Harling also wrote the screenplay for the film version of the play that was produced in 1989, starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts. He played a small role in the film as a minister.
Harling went on to write more screenplays: Soapdish (1991), The First Wives Club (1996), and Laws of Attraction (2004); and The Evening Star(1996). He also served as writer and producer of the TV show GCB.

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