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Steel Magnolias

"Steel Magnolias" is a timeless classic that delves into the lives of a close-knit group of women in a small Southern town.

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, the outspoken and 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 a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when 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.

Friday, April 19 at 7 pm

Saturday, April 20 at 2 and 7 pm

Sunday, April 21 at 2 pm Tickets: $20 adult and $15senior/student (available in advance at TAC or at the door -

box office opens 1 hour prior to each performance)

For more information on any show visit or call 970-260-7706

Date & Time

April 20, 2024



The Art Center of Western Colorado - 1803 North 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO, 81501 1803 North 7th Street Grand Junction 81501 CO US

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Adults: $20, Senior and Student: $15 per person

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