Dixie Swim Club
a jones hope wooten comedy
May 20 to June 12
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 PM
Sunday Matinees, 2 PM
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 wise-cracking 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.
What the audience is saying...
Five Starts - "It was really funny. I loved the story and the actors. It was so good, I am hoping to get tickets for closing Friday night."
Five Stars - "This was a great setting for the local theater, the set was laid out just right and the acting was wonderful. The play hit the mark and wasn't too long and drawn out so writing was superb. The play was wonderful, nothing bad to say."
Five Stars - "Very well written, clever and humorous play, perfectly cast and great performances! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Cute, intimate community theater in Castro Valley as well!"
Five Stars - "Just saw Dixie Swim Club - it was great! We did a girls night out, and everyone enjoyed the show. The acting was great, sets lovely, theater was very comfortable and clean. I was new to this little theater and was very impressed - great show, great theater, easy parking, etc. I highly recommend the show and location."
Five Stars - "Just saw Dixie Swim Club on Saturday night and was REALLY impressed! The storyline is fabulous-about strong friendships among woman throughout their lives~ with a lot of great humor! The acting is outstanding in this performance at this great little theatre. I very much recommend this production and theatre! We went with a group of 12 friends, and we all loved the show!"
Five Stars - "Just saw the
production:The Dixie Swim Club .. The show just opened tonight and for a small
theatre I must say they put on quite a fantastic performance...I was very impressed
by the acting and direction of this small theatre production. One would expect
this type of acting professionalism from the Berkeley Rep or ACT. I strongly suggest
that people make the trek to this small theatre (seats 100 persons) and view this
excellent production. You will not be disappointed!!!
PS. It could be compared to the likings of "Same Time Next Year" only with more laughs. Kudo's to the actors, director and crew. It was definitely worth my time."
Five Stars - "Dixie Swim Club -- wonderfully funny show with a great ensemble cast! I went with my family and everyone (men, women, and all ages) found a real connection with the characters and the principal theme of lifelong friendship. From the sassy man-hungry Lexie (Dana Lewenthal) to the resilient hard-luck-case Vernadette (Jennie Brick), the finely-tuned performances showcase sincerity, humanity, and humor that helps the play rise above the standard "chick flick" genre."
Five Stars - "My Girlfriends and I loved it! Great lines and very well done".
Five Stars - "This play was funny from the beginning. I truly felt these women had been friends for life. And by the end, I was attached to them, too."
Five Stars - "This show is so funny. we were smiling and laughing the entire time. The actresses are wonderful and I could totally relate to them. They reminded me of some of my very best friends. Very entertaining. Highly recommended."
Five Stars - "Dixie Swim Club has'em rolling in the aisles! The Dixie Swim Club opened last night at Chanticleers and was a laugh fest from start to finish. The polished performance from an obviously "together" ensemble cast takes you through the trials and tribulations of five women. From the opening scene to the poignant ending, the laughs just keep coming. A must see show, well worth the price of admission."