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Steel Magnolias at Altarena Playhouse this month

Submitted by on 1, July 15, 2010 – 5:00 amNo Comment

If the play’s the thing for you, Altarena Playhouse has Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias.” The show runs through August 8.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with special Thursday performances at 8 p.m. July 29 and August 5. Tickets are $22, $19 for students and seniors, and are available online or by calling 523-1553.

The show is directed by Richard Robert Bunker and features Jacqui Herrera, Monica McKey, Nancy Jo Sale, Analisa Svehaug, Trish Tillman and Hannah Ward.

The 1987 play, which Harling wrote to cope with the loss of his sister, centers around the lives and friendships of six women who frequent a beauty parlor in a small, fictional Louisiana town. It got its start off Broadway and ultimately moved to Broadway and then became a film that earned Julia Roberts her first best actress Oscar nomination.

Altarena is at 1409 High Street.

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