The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where the ladies who are 'anybody' go to have their hair done. Six women come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story about life, love and loss. As the title suggests the female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.
The play is based on the family experience of the play's author, Robert Harling, following the death of his sister in 1985 from diabetic complications. A writer friend advised Harling to write down his experiences to help come to terms with the loss. He did so, originally as a short story, to give his nephew an understanding of the child's deceased mother. It eventually evolved to a play performed Off-Broadway before being adapted for the Steel Magnolias movie (1989).
Harling felt it important to include the way the characters utilized humor and lighthearted conversations to cope with the seriousness of the underlying situations. He wanted the audience to have a true representation of what his family endured during his sister's experience.
- Jane Kerr
- Ashley Langille
- Lisa Lebrasseur
- Tracy Churchill
- Terri Bowlby-Chiasson
- and Lorraine Lazier
Directed by Alan Tupper.
March 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm with special 2:00pm matinees on March 21, 22, 28
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