An evening with Ron Harris

LearningQUEST presents an intimate look at the youth and coming-of-age in rural Alabama of Ron Harris on October 21.

In his own words, Ron Harris declares this hodgepodgeny of stories is "a conversation with myself.  It's a pleasure to have you in the room listening."

LearningQUEST has invited local popular educator, Ron Harris for a special presentation at the HMCPL Main Branch Auditorium on October 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

Ron Harris retired after a 40-year career as an educator, including 20 years as director of Lee High’s Drama Magnet Program.  Ron received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Montevallo, and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia (Biology) and University of Montevallo (Speech/Theatre), the 2000 Marion Gallaway Lifetime Achievement Award for Alabama Theatre, the 2006 Huntsville Volunteer of the Year Award, and the 2008 Virginia Hammill Simms Award.  He has won numerous awards for his costume and set designs, and as a director his productions have been awarded state, regional and national high school theatre awards. 

His original play, Like Moles, Like Rats, was adapted for the screen, with the full-length film released under the title Twenty Years After.  Ron is most proud of Upon Their Shoulders: The Merrimack Story, which he researched, wrote, directed and designed for his mentors Debra and Alan Jenkins of Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for the event are $25, and benefit the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.  More information and tickets are available at or by calling (256) 532-2342.