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Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana.

Set in the fictional northwestern LA parish of Chinquapin, the play opens at Truvy's in-home beauty parlor where a group of women regularly gather. The plot covers events over the next three years relating to Shelby's health, and with how the women cope with their conflicts, while remaining friends: Shelby's decision to have a child despite jeopardizing her health, Clairee's friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M'Lynn, and Shelby's medical battles, the group's underlying friendship is prominent throughout the drama.

September 15 & 16, 7:30PM

September 17, 2:00PM

September 22 & 23, 7:30PM

September 24, 2:00PM

Tickets: $20.00

This show is rated PG


" delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel."

Lexington Live is now accepting applications for the following production positions:

If you already applied for a previous season, please resubmit your information so we can verify you're still available for our new dates! Thank you kindly. 

The following positions will receive a stipend.

  • Director

  • Set Designer

  • Costume Designer

  • Lighting Designer

  • Sound Designer

The following positions are volunteer:

  • Stage Manager

  • Props

  • Backstage Crew (no resumé required)

  • Light/Spot operator

  • Sound operator 

  • House/Concession/Usher staff

To be considered for any of these positions, please submit an email and include a resumé listing theatre experience to  Following the mission of Lexington Live, we encourage and will accept submissions from all interested parties regardless of race, gender, or age.

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