Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling

Directed by Jeffrey S. Berens and Michael Endter

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. 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 also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Immortalized in the classic 1989 films starring Sally Fields and Julia Roberts.

Produced by Soulstice Theatre at Soulstice Academy Studio Theatre, 3211 S. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53235

Performances: April 8-24, 2010

Performance Times: Performances are at 7:30PM Thursday, April 8, 2010 Friday, April 9, 2010 Saturday, April 10, 2010 Friday, April 16, 2010 Saturday, April 17, 2010 Friday, April 23, 2010 Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ticket Prices: Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $12 for Seniors and Students. Tickets are available at There is an online only group discount for groups of 10 or more.

Call 414-431-3187 for reservations or more information.

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