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Thu, Apr 18


Lyric Art Center

Steel Magnolias

Get ready to laugh, cry, and fall in love with this charming group of women as they gab while getting their hair done at the neighborhood salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Thursday-Saturday: Doors Open: 6:30PM Show Starts: 7:30PM Sunday Matinee: Doors Open: 1:30PM Show Starts: 2:30PM

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Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias

Time & Location

Apr 18, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Lyric Art Center, 107 S Lamar St, Eastland, TX 76448, USA


About the event

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 Shebly (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.

"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue...The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving."  - New York Daily News

"...a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South...Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one."  - Drama-Logue

"...suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy."  - The New York Post

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