By Robert Harling
Directed by Jerry Lee
Truvy’s salon is Chinquapin, Louisiana’s go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her overeager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures and all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular: There’s the doting M’Lynn and her soon-to-be-married daughter Shelby, the moody Ouiser and the well-to-do widow Clairee. Through witty banter and wisecracks, this hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.
Steel Magnolias is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
“A superb funny moving play.”
“A rollicking robustly funny, altogether endearing play.”
“…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.”
“A WINNING FORMULA of dish, laughs, hairdos, and tears, not to mention a stream of irresistible one-liners.”
“A superb, funny, deeply moving play”
“‘Steel Magnolias’ is a thing of beauty!”
“As funny and moving as its marvelous characters!”
“Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.”
“Certifiable theatrical comfort food”
* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)