The Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
Directed by Diane Rabehl
5 women whose friendship began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend in August to recharge that friendship. 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 show’s focus is on 4 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 wise cracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victims in the court room are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life.
Lexie, pampered and outspoken is determined to hold onto 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.
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, together through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging), that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of the 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.
Produced by Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, 219 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam
Performances: October 19-28, 2012
Performance Times: October 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 at 7:30 pm and October 21 and 28 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices: $14 and Early Bird Special of $12 through October 3rd. Tickets on sale starting Friday, October 19.
Call 920-887-7675 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
BDACT announces auditions for the fall show “The Dixie Swim Club” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Auditions are on Monday, August 20th and Tuesday, August 21st from 7:-00pm until 8:30pm at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, located at 219 N. Spring St.
Scripts will be at the Beaver Dam Community Library on August 6th to review. They will not be available to checkout.
Backstage help is needed. Please contact director, Diane Rabehl @ 920-387-2505 with any questions.