Get Your Tickets for Bethel's "Steel Magnolias"

The Bethel College theatre department will present “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling. Show times are scheduled for Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium.

Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, this play is alternately hilarious and touching. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the women, but also draws on their underlying strength and love, which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors. Call the ticket office at 574.807.7080, Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m., or purchase online. The March 23 performance will be interpreted for the d/Deaf community.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.