Sam Bass Theatre

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
Directed By Rhonda Roe
Oct 4 - 27, 2018

(6F) 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." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Age recommendation: Suitable for all ages
Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including one intermission


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Oct 2018
Oct 4th-6th 2018, Oct 11th-13th 2018, Oct 18th-20th 2018, Oct 25th-27th 2018 at 8:00pm;Oct 7th 2018, Oct 14th 2018, Oct 21st 2018 at 2:00pm
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