Steel Magnolias

Written by Robert Harling

Originally produced by the W.P.A. Theatre, New York City, 1987. (Kyle Renick, Artistic Director)

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child. As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (

September 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, Oct. 1.

Director – Emily Stogner
Assistant Director- Matthew Scott
Kirstyn Doughty
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie
Megan Jefcoat
M'Lynn Eatenton
Ryli Dylan
Truvy Jones
Laura Smith
Clairee Belcher
Emily Smith
Ouiser Boudreaux
Alicia Bratton
Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto
Emily Stogner
Matthew Scott
Assistant Director
Brady Cole
Technical Director
Jeremy Tucker
Jaiken Wilkins
Monika Locke
Stage Manager
Eliana Parker
Prop Manager
Keith Beard
Set Designer