By Robert Harling
March 6-22, 2020
Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth in Naperville
Guilty Pleasure movie Steel Magnolias based on this play of a classic story of family, strength in women, and big southern hair, is the perfect way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Steel Magnolias.
Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, the lives of six strong women increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share. At times both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Steel Magnolias reveals the strength of the human condition and our shared need for companionship. Fall in love with the kind-hearted group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor. Alternating between hilarious and touching, celebrate the story of those iconic and lovable characters of Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana.