Opening night is Friday, August 18, 2017
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.
Sheree (played by Tina Oswald), the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah (played by Linda Licht), the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie (played by Tiffany Gauntt), pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth for as long as possible. She enjoys being married — over-and-over-and-over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette (played by Lisa Lalumandier), acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal (played by Lisa Norman) experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise.
As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.
The Dixie Swim Club is the story of these five unforgettable women — a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever, written by the same trio of playwrights who created the unforgettable cast of characters in Doublewide, Texas.
PERFORMANCE DATES: August 18 & 19, 2017 at 7:30pm | Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:00pm
August 25 & 26, 2017 at 7:30pm | Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:30pm