May 5, 2023 - May 14, 2023
Experience the production of Steel Magnolias at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square from May 5 – 14.
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 wheter or not she’s still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby 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 in the second act. The ways the women react to this tragedy give the play and its characters the special quality to make them truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.