JORT closes season with Dixie Swim Club | Arts & Culture
The following is a press release from Just Over The Rainbow Theatre:
Just Over the Rainbow Theatre continues its award winning tradition of stage comedy with "Dixie Swim Club". Retired USM Professor R. B. Hill has come out of retirement to direct five local actresses in a great funny, poignant story of a college swim team that grows with the ages. The cast includes
- Jan Van Nostrand as "Sheree";
- Shari Plumlee as "Dinah";
- Mary Beth Griffin as "Lexie";
- Rosemary Myrick as Jerri Neal;
- April Tindall as "Vernadette".
Performances will be in Petal Thursday-Sunday March 7-10 and Thursday-Saturday, March 14-16. The show will stage one night only at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center in Ocean Springs on March 23. Reservation line is open 24 hours a day at 601-583-7778. Tickets are on sale now!
HERE’S THE STORY: 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.
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…
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