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STEEL MAGNOLIAS

by Robert Harling

Through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

directed by Dean Johanson

Performance Dates:

Friday, April 5, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 
April 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 
April 7, at 2:00 p.m

SOLD OUT Sunday the 14th

Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
! Sunday, 
April 14, at 2:00 p.m Sold Out!

Story Synopsis:
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 Shelby (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.

Cast:
Truvy - Jennifer Sweet
Annelle - Laila London
Clairee - Maggie Reister
Shelby - Allison Pater
M'Lynn - Diana Smoot
Ouiser - Laura Toops


Performances at Beatniks On Conkey
420 Conkey St. Hammond, IN         2 blocks east of Hohman Avenue.

$20, cash only at the door. Tickets available online Click HERE

or call or text 219-852-0848 for reservations or more information
Seating is limited. Reservations strongly suggested.

Download a printable flyer HERE

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