The play follows the lives of six colorful Southern women as they exchange gossip, quips and make-up tips in a small-town Louisiana salon. It's Designing Women in a beauty parlor, full of spirited advice ("If you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.") and precious moments ("I would rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special."). Written by Robert Harling and directed by Bob White, Steel Magnolias is a tear-jerking estrogen fest for those with a fondness for feisty females.
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents Steel Magnolias 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 1 (with 2 p.m. Saturday matinees) in the Trinity Arts Theater at the Bedford Boys Ranch, 2819 Forest Ridge Drive. Tickets are $12, with discounts available for senior citizens and American Airlines employees. Call 817-354-6444 or visit onstageinbedford.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 17. Continues through April 1