The setting is a home beauty parlor in a fictional parish in Louisiana.The plot focuses on the relationship of six women of varying ages and their strength that they get from their own souls as well as from their support group of friends. This play shows the power of women who are often seen as delicate flowers – magnolias – but are as tough as nails – steel. Steel Magnolias were also a euphemism for women’s hair curlers. Like barbershops, beauty parlors are often places where women can talk frankly, and often their stylist acts like a therapist, much like a bartender at the local pub. -DC Metro Theatre Arts
Current Season 2017-2018
12 Angry Men
November 9th-11th, 2017
"It tells of how a lone holdout at a murder trial, Juror 8, staunchly standing by his reasonable doubt in face of underwhelming evidence, confronts eleven other jurors who, convinced that a 16-year-old boy is guilty of killing his father, are ready to condemn him to what in 1954 was a mandatory death sentence. Slowly, without hectoring rhetoric or even firm belief in the boy’s innocence, he argues the case for further questioning; very gradually and in different ways, the others’ positions begin to change." -NY Magazine.