Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
The Dixie Swim Club
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Directed by Kathy Hinson
Sunday, July 20 and Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
September 12-October 5 , 2014
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 ...
Sheree (Late 30's- Early 50's)- The spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader.
Dinah (Late 30's- Early 50's) -The wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life.
Lexie (Late 30's- Early 40's) - 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.
Vernadette (Late 30's- Early 50's) - Self-deprecating and acerbic , and acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos.
Jeri Neal (Late 30's- Early 40's) -Sweet and eager-to-please, she experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Contact Kathy Hinson with any questions at email@example.com.