NU presents dramatic comedy ‘Steel Magnolias’ |

NU presents dramatic comedy ‘Steel Magnolias’

“Steel Magnolias” is a dramatic comedy set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager yet naïve, new assistant Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to Ouiser, the town’s rich curmudgeon; Miss Clairee, an eccentric millionaire with a raging sweet tooth; and M’Lynn, the local social leader, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), 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 and death. The sudden realization of the women’s own mortality, however, draws on their underlying strength and love, revealing them to be touching, funny and amiable company in good times and bad.

If this sounds good to you, there are eight performances to choose from between tonight and April 7 at Nevada Union’s Black Box Theatre, an intimate place that seats 94.

This play is recommended for sixth-graders and up due to its mature themes.

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WHAT: Nevada Union Theatrical Society presents Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias”

WHEN: March 29, 30, 31; April 5, 6, and 7 at 7 p.m. and April 7 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Nevada Union High School Blackbox Theater (Room A-1)

ADMISSION: $8 for students; $10 for adults

INFORMATION: Call Nevada Union Drama Department at 530-273-4431, ext. 301

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