The Dixie Swim Club
A JONES HOPE WOOTEN Comedy
SEPTEMBER 12 - 27, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 21 at 2:30pm
TICKETS: $27, $22 Seniors & Students
SYNOPSIS & INFORMATION
The teammates of THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB are making their return to Island ETC. ETC had many requests by our audiences to bring back this popular show from last season. We are proud to announce the return of THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB with the same cast. This heart-warming comedy about the power of friendship by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten opens on Friday, September 12th with performances continuing through Saturday, September 27th.
THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is about five Southern women who met on their college swim team and have been friends ever since. This quintet meets every August at the same beach cottage in North Carolina’s Outer Banks to reminisce and recharge their relationships. Free from husbands, children and jobs, the ladies 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-two years, during which life flings challenges at them, throws wrenches into their plans, and helps them prove the enduing power of ‘team work.’
Sheree (played by Terri Sireno Burchfield) is the spunky team captain who desperately tries to maintain her organized and ‘perfect’ life. Dinah (Candy Hattingh) is the wisecracking overachiever who is a career dynamo, but her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie (Robin Lusby Schaefer) is pampered and outspoken. She is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible, and she enjoys being married – repeatedly. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette (Catrin Griffiths Glynn) is acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, so she decides to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal (Shawna Glad) makes major changes in her life that take the other four completely by surprise!
The writing team behind THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB includes Jessie Jones, co-author of the play Dearly Departed, which became the star-filled film Kingdom Come (2001), Nicholas Hope, who has written award winning plays and television episodes, and Jamie Wooten, who spent many years as writer/producer for The Golden Girls. Under the direction of ETC’s Artistic Director, Kim Mytelka, THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is a poignant and hilarious comedy about friendships that last forever. The group became so close in last year’s production that they truly represent those lifelong friendships.
Performances for THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB are September 12th – September 27th. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm. There will be one Sunday matinee on September 21st at 2:30m. Tickets are available online at www.islandetc.org.
Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. ETC is Galveston’s only professional producing theatre company and is located at 2317 Mechanic Street in Galveston.
For more information about The Dixie Swim Club or Island ETC, please call (409) 762-3556. Tickets are available by visiting our TICKETS page or clicking here.
ETC is a 501(c)3 organization.