Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
"First produced in New York in 1987, Steel Magnolias is both hilarious and touching.
Set in a beauty parlour in Louisiana, the play looks into the lives of six women.
Through four scenes spanning three years, Clairee, Ouiser, M’Lynn and Shelby – Truvy’s regular customers – and Annelle, her eager but inexperienced assistant, engage in small town gossip, running the gamut of the birth/marriage/death cycle.
The play moves towards tragedy when Shelby – a diabetic – has to have a kidney transplant following the birth of her son, and the deep strength and purposefulness underlying the banter of the characters is ultimately revealed."
Steve Feasey, Director
"I just held Shelby's hand ... Oh god. I realize as a woman how lucky I am. I was there when that wonderful creature drifted into my life and I was there when she drifted out ..."