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Alabama Shakespeare Festival



Georgia Highlands College’s popular annual weekend trip to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, will feature Romeo and Juliet, an enduring classic by Shakespeare that will be set in mid-20th century America. The second play will be the comedy/drama Steel Magnolias. Here is what the playwright, Robert Harling, says about the title of the play: “Before the play or the movie existed, ‘steel magnolias’ was simply a description of Southern women. It means something that appears delicate and fragile but wields unexpected strength.”

Both plays will be presented by the professional acting company at ASF with Romeo and Juliet on the Festival Stage and Steel Magnolias in the Octagon Theater. Steel Magnolias will also feature a live music preshow.

Additional trip details are still being finalized, and more information will be posted as it becomes available. Sign-up for the trip will begin early in the spring semester. Extra credit will be available in many GHC classes. The trip is open to GHC students, employees, and guests.