‘Steel Magnolias’ Opens Jan. 28 At TKA

The King’s Academy Fine Arts Department will present Steel Magnolias Jan. 28 through Feb. 2. The production will take place in an intimate black box theater setting.

Steel Magnolias is a comedy-drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. It was written by Robert Harling, based on his experience with the death of his sister. The action centers on Truvy’s beauty parlor and the women who regularly gather there.

The story begins on the morning of Shelby’s wedding to Jackson and covers events over the next three years, including Shelby’s decision to have a child despite having Type 1 diabetes and the complications that result from the decision.

There is also a glimpse of the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelle’s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl and then to a revival-tent Christian; and Truvy’s relationships with the men in her family.

Tickets cost $20 per person or $100 for a table of six, which includes dessert. Tickets can be ordered online at www.tkafinearts.net by printing out and mailing the order form or by calling (561) 686-4244, ext. 353. The King’s Academy is located at 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach.