Current Production
Steel Magnolias is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where 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 very 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, as so often happens in life, moves toward tragedy. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the entire group, but also draws on the underlying strength and love which give the play, and the characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.


Truvy - Christy Russell
Annelle - Latasha Graybill
Clariee - Annie Brown
Shelby - Jill Powell
M'Lynn - Melissa Dickerson McSpadden
Ouiser- Sharon Alexander Hull

Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harling
Directed by Emma Brown
June 3-5 and 10-12
Showtimes 7:30 Nightly and 2:00 Sunday Matinees
Southwest Playhouse is produced with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council
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The Board of Directors at SWPH has elected to send All My Sons as SWPH's entry. OCTAfest provides an outstanding opportunity for Southwest Playhouse to become involved in the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association again. We have not taken a show to OCTA for a few years now, and we are thrilled to jump back in with a show consisting of such talent, history, and content as All My Sons. Read more...
Tickets on sale May 30 for Season Ticket Holders and May 31 for the General Public!