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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias at Roxbury Arts Alliance May 2023

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 (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, (“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, is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, 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. Play running time 2 hours and 20 minutes (includes a 15-minute intermission)

Steel Magnolias is Performed through a special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

  • Written by: Robert Harling
  • Directed by: Michael Schroeder
May 12 2023


Start: May 12
End: May 21
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  • General Admission: $25
  • RAA Members: $20


  • Friday, May 12: 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 13: 7:30 PM
  • Friday, May 19: 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 20: 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 21: 3 PM


Investors Bank Theater

72 Eyland Ave
Succasunna, NJ 07876 United States

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  • Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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