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Steel Magnolias being presented at The Newton Community Theatre

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Newton Community Theatre Presents

Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
Directors: Scott Schaeffer, Mary Thompson
Production: March 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m.
March 3 & 10 at 2 p.m.

Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is 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. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching – and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

General admission is available starting Monday, February 26th.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth. The box office will be staffed on weekdays from noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., and one hour before each show. You are welcome to leave a message on the answering machine with your ticket request, and the staff will reserve your tickets and call you back with confirmation.


March 10
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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