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STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Newtown Theatre
Newtown, PA
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STEEL MAGNOLIAS
By Robert Harling

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 strengthand lovewhich give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Location

Newtown Theatre (View)
120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940
United States

Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Contact

Owner: Newtown Arts Company
On BPT Since: Jan 01, 2000
 
Newtown Arts Company
215-860-7058
tickets@newtownartscompany...
www.newtownartscompany.com...


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