"Warm-hearted and sentimental ..."Guardian
"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue... The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving."NY Daily News
"...a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South... Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of Steel Magnolias suggest he may be an important one."Drama-Logue
"...suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy."NY Post
Warm-hearted and sentimental ...Guardian
F6 (19, 25, 40s-60s)
Steel Magnolias Script
Hilarious and touching, this play for six women is set in a beauty parlour in Louisiana. Through four scenes spanning three years the staff and customers engage in small-town gossip but we see a deep strength and purposefulness emerge when Shelby - a diabetic - dies following a kidney transplant operation.