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Art Center Theater presents:
Steel Magnolias

Coleman Auditorium
Gualala Arts Center
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Fri,   July 25,  7:30 p.m. - Gala Opening*
Sat,  July 26,  7:30 p.m.
Sun, July 27,  2:30 p.m.
  Thu,  July   31,  7:30 p.m.
Fri,   August 1,  7:30 p.m.
Sat,  August 2,  7:30 p.m.
Sun, August 3,  2:30 p.m.

Arts Center Theater will present Steel Magnolias, written by Robert Harling and directed by Kathye Hitt on July 25-27, July 31 and August 1-3, 2008. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Steel Magnolias This touching, funny, and uplifting play is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to get their hair done. The cast of characters ranges from the "prettiest girl in town" to the town's rich curmudgeon. Their interactions as they deal with life's highs and lows, and the enduring strength of their friendship in the face of adversity will keep the audience entertained and inspired.

The play was written in 1988 and went on to be made into a movie with a stellar cast including Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Daryl Hannah, and Dolly Parton.

Adult tickets for all shows except opening night are $15 in advance and $5 more on the day of the performance (youth 12 & under are $10 in advance and $5 more on the day of the show.) Adult tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets. For youth tickets please call the Arts Center at 707-884-1138

* Opening night includes a Gala pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring wine and Louisiana cuisine catered by the Gualala Arts Culinary Guild. Adult opening night tickets are $25 in advance and $5 more on the day of the performance. Youth opening night tickets are $20 in advance, $5 more on the day of the show.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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