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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias: A pair of scissors is placed on top of a magnolia tree.

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

directed by Ruby Harr

March 23-26 and March 30-April 2, Lucille Caudill Little Theatre

In Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, 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; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a good ole boy. Filled with hilarious repartee and verbal collisions, the play gets serious in its second act, when Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks a life-threatening pregnancy. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, who draw on their underlying strength and love, special qualities that make them touching, funny, and amiable company in good times and bad.

Department of Music, Theatre & Dance

Productions are presented in the Lucille Caudill Little Theatre in Breckinridge Hall unless otherwise stated.

Tickets are:

  • $11 for the general public
  • $6 for faculty, staff, senior citizens, and non-MSU students
  • free with an ID number to MSU students

Reservations are required for all productions and are made by calling 606-783-2170 or via email at

Tickets are available at the box office in Breckinridge Hall or may be purchased online.