Zurich Seefeld, 06.06.2023

Steel Magnolias performance in English

The Zurich English Speaking Theatre (ZEST) is again presenting an English language play to start its 2023 season, following the successful musical “The Bridges of Madison County” in November of last year. “Steel Magnolias” is a play by Robert Harling, and will be performed by members of Zest under the direction of Pepper Lebeck-Jobe.

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighbourhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turns to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. The story is a laugh-out-loud comedy with truly heart-rending moments of tenderness and grief.

Steel Magnolias, a play by Robert Harling was adapted into a film in 1989, starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts.  Several actresses received nominations and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Julia Roberts and a BAFTA nomination for Shirley MacLaine. In German, the movie was released as Magnolien aus Stahl - Die Stärke der Frauen.

​Want to read the book before coming to see the show? You can find a copy at any good book store with ISBN: 978-0-573-13010-6. The book is available in various formats at Orell Füssli in Zurich.

​The performances are in English.

The performances start at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday to Friday, June 7th, 8th, 9th, and on June 14th, 15th, and 16th (end time 22:00)
The Saturday performances begin at 5 p.m. on June 10th and 17th (end time 19:30)

Theater im Seefeld, Neumünster, Seefeldstrasse 91, 8008, Zurich.
The theatre can be easily reached from Zug via the S5 Stadtbahn to Stadelhofen and then 2 stops on the No. 2 or 4 tram, direction Tiefenbrunnen.  

Ticket prices are CHF 45.- (parterre), CHF 35.- (balcony) and CHF 25.- (students).

Tickets are available via Eventfrog's website and apps, and Eventfrog affiliates including all Swiss Post branches, BLS in Bern and Lucerne, OLMO TICKET in Bern, and SOB in Kanton Schwyz. Additional charges may apply at affiliate locations.
Tickets can also be purchased at the theatre box office on performance nights, subject to availability. The box office opens 1 hour before the performance begins.

For information on pricing and availability, visit the tickets page.