Start: M'Lynn: Sh...

Steel Magnolias

Act 1, Scene 2



Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 2
  • : 0
Age Ranges
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
Louisiana, 1980s
Act/Scene
Act 1, Scene 2

Scene Context

Recently married, Shelby comes to see her mother for the Christmas holidays. Shelby is severely

Scene Text

Start: M'Lynn: Shelby!
Shelby: Mama? Where is everybody?
M'Lynn: I thought you weren't coming to town until after lunch.

End: Shelby: And when it's all said and done there'll be a little piece of immortality with Jacksons' looks and my sense of style...I hope. Mama, please. I need your support. I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.

Robert Harling. Steel Magnolias New York: Samuel French. pp.13-15.