Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Steel Magnolias

October 26 - December 15, 2019

Steel Magnolias is part comedy of manners, part heartfelt tearjerker, featuring non-stop witty banter. Basically, a friendship comic drama, Steel Magnolias tugs at the heart while making us laugh.

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Why See Steel Magnolias?


A Deeply Moving Masterpiece

The Guthrie Theater continues its arresting 2019/20 season program with Robert Harling's seminal dramedy Steel Magnolias. Inspired by the death of his sister, American playwright, film director and producer Harling put pen to paper in 1986 and allowed his grief to become a heartbreaking yet uplifting story that examines the strength and resilience of the female and familial bond.

Following six women from a small southern town through times of soaring joy and tragic despair, the story bears Harling's trademark of using humour and lighthearted conversations to cope with the seriousness of the situations his characters find themselves in. Taking place in the salon of Chinquapin, Louisiana, it centers on the salon's owner Truvy Jones and her interactions with five other salon regulars and friends. Sometimes their relationships boil over, but once the smoke clears, true friendship remains and they're able to find their way through even the darkest of times together. 

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Opening night: 26 October 2019

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