Jan 18 & Jan 19 7:00 pm at CCCT
Performances March 13th – 29th
Directed by Jeff Coletta
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. Never without her to-do lists or Pocket Scheduler. She’s an eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom.
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. Armed with a dry martini and an even drier sense of humor, Dinah seldom reveals her softer side as she tackles life head-on.
LEXIE - pampered and outspoken and a true Southern Belle, she is determined to hold onto her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married–over and over again! Always one to revel in her status as a man-magnet, Lexie can be counted on to share wild and hilarious tales of her romantic exploits.
VERNADETTE - is self-deprecating and acerbic and acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, and she has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. A public school teacher with limited finances and a problematic home life, she faces her tribulations with gallows humor and the unwavering support of these lifelong friends.
JERI NEAL - is sweet and eager to please and experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. She is the ditzy ray of sunshine for the group. She is perky and naïve and always sees the positive side of everything. Having been a nun for many years, Jeri Neal has been protected from life’s seamier side. Even though she appears to be predictable on the surface, she continually makes life choices that surprise and amaze her friends.
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 their lives in the second act, these friends proving the enduring power of “teamwork” rally around their own with a strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is a story of these five unforgettable women-a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever…
For information please contact Jeff Coletta
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