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The play opens with discussion of Shelby's wedding day to her fiance, Jackson, in the fictional northwestern Louisiana Parish of Chinquapin at Truvy's in-home beauty parlour where the women regularly gather. It covers events over the next three years with Shelby's Type 1 diabetes and how the women interact at times with conflict but in the end remained friends: Shelby's decision to have a child despite the complication that could result from her condition, Clairee's friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Steel Magnolias was made into the 1989 film with Julia Roberts, Sally Fields and Dolly Parton.
Thru - Feb 2, 2020