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This Southern Classic Remains Prevalent in the 21st Century

The Dallas Museum of Arts has announced an exciting lineup for the 27th season of its highly acclaimed and engaging Arts and Letters Live series. On Monday, September 17th, the museum will partner with the Dallas Theater Center for an evening of conversation and drama, celebrating the wonderful play Steel Magnolias. Actors will perform excerpts from the DTC’s upcoming production, and playwright Robert Harling will be present for discussion.

Steel Magnolias is beloved by audiences as an acclaimed play that became an iconic movie; it’s also a hilarious, heartwarming portrait of the strength and beauty of female friendship. Every Southern woman knows there are few institutions on earth more important than the town beauty parlor. At Truvy Jones’ salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, neighborhood women gather to swap stories, share gossip, and, of course, style their hair. But when tragedy strikes, the community comes together in a bond more powerful than ten coats of hairspray.

At this event, Kevin Moriarty (Artistic Director, Dallas Theater Center) will moderate a conversation with playwright Robert Harling and Joel Ferrell (Associate Artistic Director and director of DTC’s production of Steel Magnolias), highlighting themes, memorable characters, and their insights into the creative process.

Harling will share his personal family history and how that led him to write the play more than 30 years ago, how his family and friends responded to seeing themselves onstage as characters, how the play then became a movie, and how that led to an extensive career as a film writer and director.

Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event are on sale for $40. Members and educators may enjoy a discounted rate of $30, and students can join in for $20.

Even though Vail Village Club Apartments in Dallas, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Monday, September 17, 2018—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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