The $25 ticket price includes dinner and the play, which is being performed by the Acadia Players. Proceeds from the production will help fund the museum’s programs for the year. Tickets may be purchased at the Bank of Gueydan or the museum.
The movie Steel Magnolias was filmed entirely in Natchitoches, LA. The play is set in the fictional town of Chinquapin. All of the action takes place in Truvy’s beauty salon, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.
Helped by her eager new assistant Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee, and the local social leader, M’Lynn whose daughter Shelby is about to marry a “good old boy.”
Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby, who is diabetic, risks pregnancy and forfeits her life.
The sudden realization of the mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strengths – 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 in bad. This will be the third summer production for the Gueydan Museum. Previous productions played to sold-out crowds. Tickets are limited for Steel Magnolias due to the dinner theatre setting.