The Salem News
---- — With help from faculty, alumni and special guest Patricia Zaido, Robert Harling’s iconic play, “Steel Magnolias,” will be brought to life in a staged reading tonight at 7:30 in Salem State University’s Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. “Steel Magnolias” is a story of the bond of a group of Southern women who see one another through life’s joys and sorrows with gossip, laughter and tears. The reading will also take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $25, with all proceeds supporting academic programming in the creative and performing arts at SSU. Space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 978-542-6290.