Steel Magnolias Onstage at the Beacon in June

Play opens June 5, runs on weekends through June 21

After a long period away from the Hudson Valley, 4th Wall Productions in association with the Beacon Theatre will present the Broadway and Hollywood hit Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling at the Beacon, 445 Main St. in Beacon, for the next three weekends, June 5 through 21, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Steel Magnolias is about the bond a group of women share surrounding the family experience that closely followed the real-life death of the playwright’s sister, Susan Harling Robinson, in 1985. The title suggests the main female characters can be both as delicate as the magnolia flower and as tough as steel. Friendships are tested and strengthened, laughs and tears are plentiful, and the love between a mother and child is explored in a 1980s Louisiana beauty shop.

4th Wall Productions has taken pride in showcasing large female casts that have attracted many professional actresses in the Hudson Valley/New York City region to work with them. This show is a special treat for the company where three generations of one family, grandmother Eileen Busacca, mother Christine Vittorini and daughter Alexandra Vittorini, are performing together for the first time.

Tickets for Steel Magnolias can be purchased online at or at the door depending on availability.

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