April 11-16 at 8 pm.
Javea Players present: Steel Magnolias Directed by Roger Brown in Javea Players Studio.
Tickets 8€ email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 96 579 4937
The close knit circle of women at Truvy’s Beauty Salon, the unofficial hub of Chinquapin, Louisiana, have lots of time to gossip. Their husbands – absent, depressed or dead – have made sure of that. Consequently, the visitors to the salon get more than a wash and a cut.
The wise-cracking Truvy, with the help of her new glamour technician, Annelle, dispenses shampoo with liberal doses of free advice and gossip to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Claire; the local town social worker, M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby who is on the verge of marriage.
Alternately hilarious and touching, the play focuses on the camaraderie of these six southern women who talk, gab, gossip, chitchat, needle and harangue each other through the best of time and the worst. Pushing laughter and pain together, Steel Magnolias draws tears from even the most cynical eyes.
The women at Truvy’s beauty parlour are the steel magnolias of the title: Southern belles, flowery on the outside, but strong enough inside to survive any challenge.