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Steel Magnolias

0 Male, 6 Female

Robert Harling Price: $9.99

All female comedy drama ...

It's set in Truvy's Louisiana beauty parlour where four scenes spanning three years tell of the lives & loves & small-town gossip of the staff and their customers

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 it also draws on the underlying strength and love which gives the play and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad

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"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue ... The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving" ~ NY Daily News

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