Steel Magnolias

"Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion."

Directed by Lynne Hastings, written by Robert Harling
Thursday, September 21st - Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

You may know it from its two film adaptations, but this beloved story actually began its life as a play! Our Steel Magnolias invites you into the intimate world of a Black beauty shop in small- town Louisiana and the lives of the women who keep both the shop and the county running.

With iconic characters, razor sharp wit, and all the Southern charm you can fit on one stage, Steel Magnolias brings heart, warmth, tears, and side-splitting laughter to the Dusty Loo this fall. In the words of Truvy Jones, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”

Directed by Theatreworks favorite, Lynne Hastings (Little Women’s Marmee, director of Lady Day), this production celebrates the power of community and friendship in life’s best and worst moments.

Tickets Here

*UCCS students receive free admission to all Theatreworks productions. Contact the Box Office with your student ID number handy to receive your complimentary ticket.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Convert your Steel Magnolias ticket into a 2023-2024 Season subscription and save 20% on single ticket prices! Offer available through October 15, 2023. 


Alphabetical by last name.


Carla Brown

Carla Brown (Shelby)

Marisa Hébert

Marisa Hébert (M'Lynn)

Latifah Johnson

Latifah Johnson (Ouiser)

Mary Louise Lee

Mary Louise Lee (Clairee)

Cherish Martin

Cheerish Martin (Truvy)

Desire Myers

Desirée Myers (Annelle)


Creative Team

Lynne Hastings
Garth Moritz
Stage Manager
Skylar Campbell
Assistant Stage Manager
Nia Safarr Banks
Costume Designer
Seth Alison
Lighting Designer
Krista Montoya
Scenic Designer & Props Coordinator 
Mickey Burdick
Scenic Drafting Associate
Joseph Lamar
Sound Designer
Jocelen Smith
Wig/Makeup Designer
Holly-Kai Hurd


Join the Conversation

Scholar & Designer Chats
Thursday evenings, 45 minutes before the show

Casual encounter with directors and designers from the production, as well as scholars expert in questions surrounding our plays!

Actor Interchange
After select Sunday matinees

Actors from the production discuss their process with enthusiastic audience members.

Community Conversations
After select Saturday matinees

Theatre staff, local experts, and community leaders discuss our shared experience of the production.

Sunday, September 24, 2023, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Click here to register for FREE.

Salons, barber shops and beauty parlors have long offered communities a space to gather, and played an integral role in self care and upkeep, both physical and emotional. Join us on September 24th, during opening weekend, for a panel with local stylists, barbers, and beauty professionals to explore the role these spaces play in keeping communities and individuals looking and feeling their best. Featuring Kai Hong of Sunday Barber Co and Pastel Brooksville McCoy of Elite Hair Salon, as well as other guests!

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