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Steel River Playhouse staging ‘Steel Magnolias’ beginning March 8

POTTSTOWN — Steel River Playhouse celebrates long-lasting friendships that endure through life’s ups and downs in a small, southern town with its  production of “Steel Magnolias.”

The show, to be staged at the theater at 245 E. High St., revolves around Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana; where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. It is here that they bicker, share beauty tips and recipes, and swap more than an occasional bit of scandalous gossip. They also forge a bond of friendship that carries them through personal triumphs and tragedies.

Just like magnolias, these southern women are delicate, beautiful and ultimately, resilient.

With book by Robert Harling, Director Cathleen A. Sabatino notes that “’Steel Magnolias’ illustrates the beauty of female relationships. It highlights the struggles and triumphs of three generations of women and how they hold each other up in the best and worst times of their lives. In the end, the show is heartwarming and feels like a hug from your best friend.”

“Steel Magnolias” will run from March 8 through March 24. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, and March 23, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 will be a relaxed performance. “We invite individuals with ADD, ADHD, dementia, autism, sensory sensitivities, or any patron who would enjoy a performance where they can freely express themselves to join us,” according to the release.

For more information on relaxed performances visit our website at

The running time for this two-act show is approximately 2½ hours with one intermission.

Tickets are $29 for adults, $24 for seniors (age 65+), and $17 for students. Choose your seats and buy tickets online at or contact the box office at 610-970-1199.

The opening night sponsor is Ken Wilhelm. The 2023-2024 season is sponsored by Scott and Susan Bentley.

For more information on upcoming shows, educational offerings, or volunteer opportunities email

Steel River Playhouse is a nonprofit (501c3) theater and education organization dedicated to sharing stories that reflect our collective humanity by providing a nurturing and empowering environment to represent and serve our diverse community.

For more information, email or check the website at

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