Steel Magnolias Dinner Theatre

The Aracoma Story Inc. will present “Steel Magnolias” at the Logan Country Club as a dinner theater. The play takes place in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married). The outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." It is filled with hilarious repartee and a few humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, the ladies find themselves with the sudden realization of their own mortality, but they also draw on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Tickets can be purchased at 304-752-0253. Tickets are $30, which includes dinner. The play will run April 5th, 6th, 7th and April 12th, 13th, 14th. Those dates start at 6:30pm. Sunday matinees will be offered April 8th and 15th at 3pm.