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L.A. Theatre Works “Steel Magnolias”
Fri, October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Bankhead Presents: L.A. Theatre Works “Steel Magnolias”
Steel Magnolias is a powerful story of resilience and friendship that features a diverse cast of six extraordinary women in this L.A. Theater Work’s production. Throughout our lives, we encounter those with whom we share an indescribable bond. Whether a sibling, a childhood pal, a college roommate, or a coworker—these are the special people we go to any lengths to support and with whom we can disagree strongly, while loving deeply. They change our lives just by being in them and our connection defies the limits of distance and time.
Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share. The play by Robert Harling made its New York City debut in 1987 and has been staged in productions around the globe, as well as memorialized in the iconic film version starring Sally Fields, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts. At turns both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, filled with memorable characters, Steel Magnolias reveals the strength of the human condition and our shared need for companionship.