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Comedy-Drama 'Steel Magnolias' Opens in O’Fallon This Weekend

Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry, Steel Magnolias will be performed on the stage at O'Fallon City Hall November 30 – December 2, and December 7-9.

Don’t miss the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ (OTW) production of the comedy-drama, Steel Magnolias, on the stage at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. Performances will be held November 30 – December 2, and December 7-9. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Steel Magnolias is laced with repartee delivered by women whose inner strength, deep bond for one another, and willingness to poke fun makes them marvelous company in good times and bad.

Written by Robert Harling, the action takes place in Truvy's home beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Truvy dispenses advice and commentatry (“When it comes to pain and suffering, she’s right up there with Elizabeth Taylor;”) along with shampoos and permanents to her clients: Ouiser, the town’s wealthy curmudgeon (“The only reason people are nice to me is I have more money than God;”); Miss Clairee (“If you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me;”) and M’Lynn, a social leader whose daughter, Shelby, the prettiest girl in town, is getting married. .

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 636-474-2732 or purchased at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon (63368). Tickets are $10 for general admission (ages 18-64), $8 for students (ages 6-17) and seniors (age 65 and up), and free for ages 5 and under. For an additional $2 each, tickets can be purchased at the box office, which opens one hour before the start of each show.

Directions to the performance: On I-70 in O’Fallon, MO., take Exit 217 at Highways K/M (Main Street). Drive north on Main Street about one-half mile, cross the railroad tracks and make an immediate right into the Municipal Centre parking lot. Come to the east entrance (police lobby).

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