CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – This summer, come to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is "there is no such thing as natural beauty" and all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done as Robert Harling’s stage hit, Steel Magnolias hits the stage July 28-Aug. 19 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; with 2 p.m. matinee performances Aug. 5 and Aug. 19.
Directed by Ryan Bowie, the beloved comedy-drama, which inspired the 1989 film starring Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Daryl Hannah, centers on the bond among a group of six Southern women at a small-town beauty shop in northwest Louisiana.
Filled with hilarious wordplay and verbal collisions, Steel Magnolias began as writer Robert Harling's beautiful, cathartic memoir about his late sister and grew into a widely-beloved play and a popular film about the hope, healing and even humor possible in the midst of heartache.
Friday, July 28, is the traditional pay-what-you-can preview of Steel Magnolias. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price go on sale at 7:30 p.m. that evening for a $5 minimum donation.
Kicking off opening weekend on Saturday, July 29, is the Roxy's annual summer cookout with hamburgers and hot dogs (courtesy of Edward's Steakhouse) with sides under the marquee at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the package, which includes the 8 p.m. performance of Steel Magnolias, are $40 (adults) and $25 (ages 13 and under). The reservation deadline for the cookout is Friday, July 21.
Steel Magnolias is made possible in part through the generous support of Hugh & Joy Hatcher.
Tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931-645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office. Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances during the run.
About The Roxy Regional Theatre
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville. For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org.
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