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‘Steel Magnolias’ play dates, times and cast


Play:  Steel Magnolias

Playwright: Robert Harling (The Evening Star, The First Wives Club)

Genre:  Dramedy

Synopsis:  Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town:

  • wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher,
  • local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”),
  • intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and
  • her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town.

Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child. As the women of Chinquapin make their way over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another.

Director:  Kristen Wilson


Play Dates and Times: Runs through May 5, 2024.

Tickets:  Please call 239-323-6570.

Location:  Fort Myers Theatre, 16120 San Carlos Blvd #5, Fort Myers, FL


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