Steel Magnolias will be performed #LiveAtTheLyric August 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. , and August 18 at 2 p.m. All proceeds from the August 16 show will go to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Tickets on sale NOW at TheLyric.org, by calling 870-391-3504, or visiting the office Tues. through Fri. 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

In Truvy’s (Trish Lockridge), beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are anybody come to have their hair done, the shop is abuzz with gossip and coffee and hairspray. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (Katie Blessing), who may or may not be married, the wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoo and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser (Mary Bishop), whose 40-year-old bad mood has only sharpened her wit; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee (Gwen Gresham), who has a sweet tooth for football teams; and the local social leader, M’Lynn (Lisa Johnson) and her vivacious daughter, Shelby (Callie Johnson), who is about to marry a “good ol’ boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions between the five ladies, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby (a diabetic) risks pregnancy. Though it greatly affects them all, it also shows the strength and love of these women who are delicate as flowers, but tough as steel.

Steel Magnolias will be performed #LiveAtTheLyric August 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., and August 18 at 2 p.m. All proceeds from the August 16 show will go to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Tickets on sale NOW at TheLyric.org, by calling 870-391-3504, or visiting the office Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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