Ring in the holidays with Robert Harling’s
wise-cracking and wise Southern comedy hit
November 18 - December 19
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
No performances Thanksgiving weekend
City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd (behind the Shell station)
Reservations 512-524-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets $15 - $20. Guaranteed Front/2nd Row Reserved $25. Students $12. Group discounts are available. Thursday all seats $10. Visit our website www.citytheatreaustin.org
The City Theatre is proud to present the opening of its 2010 – 2011 season with the holiday production of Robert Harling’s funny and moving comedy gem, Steel Magnolias. Directed by Barry Pineo, performances begin November 18 and run through December 19 at The City Theatre.
“If you can’t find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me.”
These words of wisdom sum up Harling’s 1987 off-Broadway sensation and subsequent smash film Steel Magnolias. Set in a beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, the hit comedy illustrates how the lives of six distinctly different women interweave via the small town gossip that shadows the unending cycle of life, love and laughter. The outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the shy yet determined Annelle and to the curmudgeonly Ouiser ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"), the eccentric yet sensible Miss Clairee, and the respected and admired M'Lynn and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Filled with hilarious Southern repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play draws on the town’s underlying strength – and love – that gives the story and the characters, the special qualities to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company, in good times and in bad.