Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

Capitol Theatre Tamworth

Level 1 Centrepoint Shopping Centre Peel Street
Tamworth, NSW, Australia

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by Robert Harling

A COMEDY WITH HEART

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are %u2018anybody%u2019 in the neighbourhood have a standing Saturday appointment.

 

Along with her anxious and eager new assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Miss Clairee, local curmudgeon Miss Ouiser ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for forty years%u201D), intelligent and compassionate career woman M%u2019Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town.

 

Shelby%u2019s 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.

The funniest play to ever make you cry

Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M%u2019Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life%u2019s challenges: the loss of one%u2019s child.

 

As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life%u2019s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another.

 

This Tamworth Dramatic Society %u2018made in Tamworth%u2019 production, directed by Gero Cutmore will have you in stitches and bring a tear to your eye.  Great entertainment!

 

An Amateur Production by arragement with ORIGIN %u2122 THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

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