Repeats: Every Day
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, Pennsylvania 19002
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Set in a small town in Louisiana, “Steel Magnolias,” centers on the customers of Truvy’s beauty salon; the hub of all gossip where it’s dispensed as freely as the shampoo. Here we meet the town residents; an eclectic cast including the newly-hired salon assistant, a soon-to-be-married bride, her concerned mother, and the town’s cantankerous elder. Though this diverse group may seem delicate as flowers, we soon learn that the bonds forged in the salon chair are strong as steel. “Steel Magnolias,” the inspiration for the celebrated 1989 film, is an audience favorite and guarantees laughter and tears in equal measure.