May 2-4, 2025

This production tells the story of a group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small town beauty parlor where they share their lives and loves. The show is deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness that underlines the antic banter of it characters.

At Truvy’s beauty salon, all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: TBA
Music Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA
Technical Director: TBA

Running Time

Approximately 2h 15m (includes intermission)

Content Advisory

Rated PG for adult humor, mild language, death and recreational alcohol use.

Recommended for all ages, however we always encourage you to use your judgment based on your own research of the show, your own sensibilities, and a child’s age and maturity level

Dinner Time

Friday – 6:30PM
Saturday – 6:30PM
Sunday – 12:30PM

Menu

RRT is proud to offer chef created meal with more options to our patrons!

Coming Soon

Full bar service and chef created desserts will also be available during all performances

VENUE

RUBY THEATRE

610 S. 10TH STREET,
St. Joseph, MO

Alternative Purchase Locations

In-Person:
Ruby Theatre
615 S. 10th Street

 

By Phone:
816.232.1778

 

At the Door:
Ruby Theatre Box Office
45 minutes prior to show