“Steel Magnolias” Jul 23 – Aug 7, 2004

SM_bigThe action takes place in Truvy’s beauty salon where all the ladies who are ‘anybody’ come to have their hair done. Helped by her new assistant, Annelle, the wise-cracking Truvy dispenses advice to the the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Clairee; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a ‘good old boy.’ Filled with hilarious repartee and a few acerbic verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. Because of their underlying strength and love, they each possess that special quality that makes them touching, funny, and marvelously good-natured company in good times and in bad.