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 life, has decided just to 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. When fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends, proving the enduring power of ‘teamwork,’ 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, produced by Davie County Arts Council’s Brock Players.
The cast of The Dixie Swim Club includes:
“SHEREE” – Bobbi Eschenbach
“DINAH” – Robin Ball
“LEXIE “- Angela Hodges
“JERI NEAL” – Vickie Smitherman
“VERNADETTE” – Lynn Vogler
Evening performances will be held March 9th, 10th, 16th, & 17th at 7 p.m. Matinee performances will be held March 11th & 18th at 3 p.m.
Tickets Available Now
Tickets for all shows are Adults–$15; Seniors–$13; Youth (12-18)–$10. (Please note that this show is not advisable for Children.) and may be purchased at http://daviearts.org/shows-tickets/ or by visiting the Brock Performing Arts Center at 622 North Main St., Mocksville. The Box Office is open from 12-5 pm, Monday through Friday and one hour before performances. It can be reached at 336-751-3000. For more information, contact the Arts Council at (336) 751-3112.
The Davie County Arts Council
Established in 1975, the Davie County Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery, appreciation, and enrichment of the arts throughout Davie County. Located on Mocksville’s historic Main Street, the Arts Council has been carrying out its mission of “Connecting PEOPLE to the ARTS!” for decades. Along with community outreach programs such as Arts in Education for students, the Arts Council provides performing and visual arts events.
The Brock Performing Arts Center
The “Brock” has earned the reputation for being a premier listening room for acoustical music throughout North Carolina and hosts an annual performing arts series, highlighting music, theatre, dance, and more! This 485-seat center is also available for rent by the community, as well as by professional performers. Special rates are offered for non-profit organizations.