An American classic that is popular around the world (not to mention the basis for the award-winning film of the same name), Steel Magnolias celebrates the bond of female companionship. Six strong Southern women gather weekly at Truvy’s beauty shop, where all the ladies who are anybody go to have their hair done. Full of heart and humor, the play is a funny and moving story of love, loss, and enduring friendship. Playwright Robert Harling said “…while gorgeous, magnolias are fragile and bruise easily—qualities often attributed to Southern women. My extraordinary life experiences with my sister and mother showed me that women are indeed gorgeous, but their lives can be fragile. But underneath, they possess a tensile strength stronger than anything I could ever muster.” We’re pleased to bring Harling’s band of hilarious spitfires back to the Players.
“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South.” —Drama-Logue
Steel Magnolias features Lisa Bostnar (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Annapurna) and Kathy Manfre (Stella & Lou, Auld Lang Syne). Directed by Artistic Director Gus Kaikkonen.