HPU Theatre Presents 'Steel Magnolias'

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 19, 2009 ? The High Point University Theatre will present “Steel Magnolias” April 2-5 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The show is open to the public.
The well-known production, written by Robert Harling, is set in a small-town Louisiana beauty parlor owned by a woman named Truvy, and follows the lives of several women who often meet there. The story pays particular attention to M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby. The story, both a comedy and a tearjerker, explores the lives of ordinary women going through everyday life situations. The characters are realistic and witty, and as the show progresses, their camaraderie and the community of the beauty salon become increasingly apparent. The strength of the eccentric characters ties them together through the best and worst of times.
The production is directed by HPU Instructor of Theatre Doug Brown and features students Jacki Marano (sophomore), Ali Earley (junior), Nikki Lawson (junior), Marie Ventrone (sophomore), Camara McLaughlin (junior) and Cate Lightburn (freshman).
Show times are 7:30 p.m. on April 2-4, and 2 p.m. on April 5. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for students and $3 for children 12 and under. Those interested in purchasing tickets may contact the HPU box office at Hayworth Fine Arts Center at 336-841-4673.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
  Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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