October 1, 2021
Port Arthur Little Theater
4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, TX
September 24-26, Oct. 1-3
7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays
2:30 Matinee on Sundays
4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd in Port Arthur
Fresh off of opening the 2021-2022 season with the box office record-smashing summer production of Grease, Port Arthur Little Theatre is set to continue the momentum with a two-weekend run of Steel Magnolias!
The action is set 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.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws 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 are available at palt.org or by calling the PALT reservation line at (409) 727-PALT.
General Admission Adults: $13
Seniors/Teachers/Active Duty Military: $11