Set in a beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done, this hilarious and touching play showcases the strength and purposefulness of its unforgettable characters — women who are as beautiful as magnolias but as tough as steel. When tragedy strikes, the sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.