Still a memorable story of female empowerment and resilience more than thirty years after it premiered. At turns both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply emotional, Steel Magnolias reveals the strength of the human condition and our shared need for companionship. Within the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop, set in the deep Bayou of Louisiana, are six women whose lives increasingly hinge on the existence of one another. Together, they absorb the passing seasons, just like the weathered wooden structure of the salon “home” that they share. Known for the popular film, this L.A. Theatre Works national tour of Steel Magnolias is a tour de force featuring an all female cast in a commanding staged reading performance.