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June 13-16: 'Steel Magnolias' is next for Highland Summer Theatre

"Truvy's salon" haa moved into the Andreas Theatre for this production.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 6-5-2018

In the photo, M’Lynn (Susan Hansen, left) gives her daughter, Shelby (Zoe Hartigan, right) some advice while Truvy (Delanie Wiedrich) looks on.

 MANKATO – Ask any gal what her favorite 1980s movies are and “Steel Magnolias” is likely to be on her list.

And who could blame her! The friendships, the love, the loss, the drama – it’s all right there in Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana. The play version of the hit movie is up next in our Highland Summer Theatre season.

Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System, “Steel Magnolias” runs 7:30 p.m. June 13-16 in the Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State Mankato.

More about the play: Set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Louisiana, the wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoo 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 (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

Tickets are $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for Minnesota State Mankato students. Call the Box Office at 507-389-6661, or visit for more information about tickets.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or for more information.

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