Steel Magnolias

by ROBERT HARLING
directed by LISA ROTHE

McGuire Proscenium Stage

A tenderhearted favorite

Truvy’s salon is Chinquapin, Louisiana’s go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her overeager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures and all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular: There’s the doting M’Lynn and her soon-to-be-married daughter Shelby, the moody Ouiser and the well-to-do widow Clairee. Through witty banter and wisecracks, this hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes.

Three things to know

  • Steel Magnolias was a play before it was a movie. After its off-Broadway premiere in 1987, playwright Robert Harling wrote the screenplay for the 1989 film starring Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts.
  • Harling based Steel Magnolias on the life of his sister and their experience growing up in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
  • Inspired by the play’s all-female cast, our production features a female director and an all-female design team.

Ticket prices

Prices range from $25 to $79.

Pro tip: Preview performances start at $15 (October 26–31). Hurry, these go quickly! 

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Venue info

Steel Magnolias will take place on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details. 

Accessibility

ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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