Rubicon Theatre Company concludes its 2010-2011 Season with Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, the much-loved gem of a play that explores the bonds of friendship and their value in good times and sad. Jenny Sullivan directs TV and theater veterans Bonnie Franklin and Stephanie Zimbalist joined by Angela Goethals, Clarinda Ross, Von Rae Wood and Amy Handelman.
“Steel Magnoliasis a real-life inspired drama that has enjoyed successful runs both on and off Broadway, on London’s West End, as a star-studded hit Hollywoodfeature film (Julia Roberts’ first Academy Award nomination) and in countless productions around the world.
“Its worldwide audiences have laughed and cried with the six-woman ensemble, women and men alike identifying with the robust mix of friendship, courage, wry irascible good humor and mischief that bear the story’s tough yet vulnerable Steel Magnolias through life’s many ups and downs.”
While Steel Magnolias is a fine film, it is a much better play. So, potential audience members would be well-served to take advantage of this opportunity to see it live for a more immediate experience of the bittersweet and funny story.
Steel Magnolias performs 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m.Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.Sunday through September 18, 2011. Ticket prices are $39 to $59, depending on the day of the week. Tickets for full-time students age 25 and under (with ID) are $25. Special “Girls’ Night Out” pricing is available for groups of 12 or more. Call 805-667-2900 or visit www.rubicontheatre.org.
Three special “Sunday Style Night” performances have been added September 4, 11 and 18, after which a special demonstration will be offered by Billy Yamaguchi of Inner Chi Salon and Yamaguchi’s. (For those performances, tickets are 2-for-1 or $19.50 each) with prior purchase of a product or service at the salon.
The Rubicon Theatre is located at 1006 E. Main Street (Laurel entrance) in Ventura.
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