Commonweal Theatre's production of Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling

June 23 – October 23, 2017

After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! The close-knit women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Salon have lots of time to gossip, but it’s their unshakeable bonds that define them. Amid cuts, curls and free advice, these six glorious Southern belles share the joys and bear the sorrows of life together. With its mix of quick humor, quirky personalities and touching sentimentality, you’ll fall in love all over again with a story and characters that are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”




Read the Post-Bulletin review CLICK HERE

Download a Study Guide CLICK HERE

Read the Garden & Gun article on the 30th anniversary of the play CLICK HERE

Friendships: How to Make Them, How to Keep Them
CLICK HERE for a reading list compiled by the Commonweal


We’ve made a little playlist of music on Spotify that inspired our production of Steel Magnolias. Get in the mood to spend a little time in Truvy’s salon with some fun hits from the 1980s.

Steel Magnolias was sponsored in part by:

Four Daughters Winery

Photos from Steel Magnolias:

Click any image below for a slideshow. Photos by Jason Underferth.