The reason Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias seems destined to be produced in perpetuity is its remarkable ability to generate belly laughs and involuntary tears in the course of two hours. The play isnt exactly a farce. Neither is it a melodrama. And its not really a comedy of manners. But it has elements of all of the above.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre closes out its season with a world-premiere musical that explores family angst in suburbia in new and refreshing ways.