TheatreCentre welcomes The Dixie Swim Club to Centre.
That production stars Amy Bennett, Whitney Whitten Parker, Kelly Turner, Stephanie West and Renee Williams.
It can be described as Steel Magnolias meets the Golden Girls with the play tracing the lives of five women from age 44 through age 77.
Director Gary Davis and the entire cast recently paid a visit to the WEIS Radio studios, with Amy Bennett giving listeners a brief overview of the production
That’s this Thursday through Saturday (November 19th, 20th and 21st) with performances starting at 7:00 each evening, taking place at the Centre Armory.
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 thirty-three years.
Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and “perfect” life, and continues to be the group’s leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, 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 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…