June 11 - 17, 2017
Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Joseph Ennenbach
Bobbette G. Roberson
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." The play is filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions. But when tragedy strikes the women draw on their underlying strength--and love--which gives Steel Magnolias and its characters the special quality that makes them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Steel Magnolias is presented through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.