Babe shot her husband because he looked funny, Meg just hit town from Hollywood and a nervous breakdown, Lenny’s fast becoming an old maid and today her pet horse got hit by lightning. They’re the Magrath sisters of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, and they’re the invention of SCR favorite Beth Henley, who won the Pulitzer Prize for this play. She may heap tragedy after tragedy upon her heroines but does so with love, compassion and a prodigious sense of humor—and then brings out the chocolate cake and lemonade to get them through it all. You’ll want to sit right down at the kitchen table and share their laughter.
Remember: We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. – Plato