In May we proudly present the comedy-drama by Robert Harling, STEEL MAGNOLIAS.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a very funny, often touching and ultimately heart-breaking story about six women who assemble on a weekly basis to primp themselves up, dine on the latest gossip and talk about the men in their lives.
Truvy, a feisty, electric personality owns a beauty shop in Louisiana. It’s from here that the daily comedies and tragedies of her clients is played out. Shelby is a diabetic and getting married to a rich southern hunk of a lawyer. Her mother M’Lynn is bossy, but caring. M’Lynn’s friends include a cast of colourful and dynamic southern women of a multitude of ages and views. Through the views of these different women we see love, apathy, pain, loss, secrecy and a desperate attempt at living a life of happiness. Dreams built and burnt, the power of hope, the love between a mother and her child and the bond that can be so unbreakable between true friends. Their strengths will be sorely tried, their wit often stretched thin and their hearts broken.
A play for all times but especially relevant these days when we live in an era when “nasty woman” is a political rallying cry. The bond between women in Harling’s play is never better.
May 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:45pm at The Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney.