I remember being a young girl and watching the movie based on this play with my momma. Even now I still love every character. Ouiser "Weezer" and Clairee, 60-something women with spunk and personality, Truvy, who was played by Dolly Parton, a beauty shop owner. There was also Annelle, Shelby, and M'Lynn.
Steel Magnolias is about six women of different ages who live in a small town called Chinquapin, Louisiana. They come together most Saturdays to get made up in Truvy's parlor and to share their lives with each other. I discovered the movie is heavily based on the play, which I really loved, just extended a bit more. The characters are smart, funny, witty, and so real. I lost track of time reading this play. I didn't want it to end.