The North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck continues its longstanding tradition of bringing quality productions to the area this week as the curtain rises on "Steel Magnolias."
The play, by Richard Harling, centers on a group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, with scenes that run the gamut from laugh-out-loud hysterical to heart-rendering as they confront a painful reality.
"In the end, it draws on their underlying strength and love, which gives the play and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad," NFCT said in a release.
The show will run on Jan. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, and 31, and Feb. 1 and 2. All shows are at 8 p.m., except for Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. An opening night reception will be held on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., with the curtain at 8 p.m.