Playwright: Robert Harling
What happens in Truvy’s beauty parlor stays in Truvy’s beauty parlor…until the infectious fun and camaraderie spill out into the audience too. An instant hit at its premier in New York’s WPA Theatre, Steel Magnolias also took Hollywood by storm in 1989. Now the original stage production is back with a lineup of strong female roles and sharp, funny dialogue that will make you feel like you are among old friends.
From a small-town beauty parlor in Louisiana, the outspoken Truvy and her new assistant Annelle treat their clientele to shampoos, haircuts, and advice, not necessarily in that order. When the local socialite’s daughter marries a good ol’ boy and decides to start a family, complications from her diabetes force them all to face life’s big questions with the strength of steel and the fleeting beauty of magnolias.
Enjoyable for Adults
September 7-9, 12-16, and 19-23
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm
EightWest: Among Old Friends at Truvy’s Beauty Parlor
Broadway World Detroit: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Opens The Season of Wow With Steel Magnolias