You may know it from its two film adaptations, but this beloved story actually began its life as a play! Our Steel Magnolias invites you into the intimate world of a Black beauty shop in small- town Louisiana and the lives of the women who keep both the shop and the county running.
With iconic characters, razor sharp wit, and all the Southern charm you can fit on one stage, Steel Magnolias brings heart, warmth, tears, and side-splitting laughter to the Dusty Loo this fall. In the words of Truvy Jones, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”
Directed by Theatreworks favorite, Lynne Hastings (Little Women’s Marmee, director of Lady Day), this production celebrates the power of community and friendship in life’s best and worst moments.
Directed by Lynne Hastings, written by Robert Harwood
Thursday, September 21st - Sunday, October 4th, 2023
Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
Join the Conversation
Scholar & Designer Chats
Thursday evenings, 45 minutes before the show
Casual encounter with directors and designers from the production, as well as scholars expert in questions surrounding our plays!
After select Sunday matinees
Actors from the production discuss their process with enthusiastic audience members.
After select Saturday matinees
Theatre staff, local experts, and community leaders discuss our shared experience of the production.
First Sunday matinees, 2:30-3:30 p.m. and various
Dr. Kevin Landis curates both national conversations about the theatre and discussions of the productions, before Theatreworks and UCCS Theatre & Dance first Sunday performances, as well as select dates throughout the year.