LSC-North Harris Presents “Steel Magnolias,” a Play by Robert Harling

The Lone Star College-North Harris Division of Fine Arts will be performing “Steel Magnolias,” the Robert Harling play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Daily performances are scheduled for Dec. 5 through Dec. 9.

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to her clients.

Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength, and love, which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Nightly performances will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 9, the play will conclude with a 2 p.m. matinee show.

The performances will take place in the college’s Arena Theater, located in A-142 of the Academic Building at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, Texas. Tickets are $10 for general admission, with discounted tickets available for students, faculty and seniors. Reservations are highly recommended.

Call 281.765.7963 for reservations, or visit LoneStar.edu/arts-nharris for more information and a complete listing of the college’s upcoming fine arts events. The LSC-North Harris Division of Fine Arts offers a variety of concerts, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and lectures, workshops and more throughout the year.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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