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…
Auditions for "The Dixie Swim Club" will be held on Saturday, January 25th (7 PM) and Sunday, January 26th (7 PM) at the Playhouse. "The Dixie Swim Club" will be directed by Robert Schumacher ("The Yard Sale").
Show dates are March 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22.
Casting is for five women.
Character ages are:
Act I Scene 1 - 44 years old (all)
Act I Scene 2 - 49 years old
Act II Scene 1 - 54 years old
Act II Scene 2 - 77 years old
"The Dixie Swim Club" is a hilarious and touching comedy from the authors of "Hallelujah Girls". Bearing many of the hallmarks of "Steel Magnolias", this raucous comedy is built on the strength and humor of five strong Southern ladies.
So, ladies, put on your best Southern accent and come audition for "The Dixie Swim Club"!
Character List and Descriptions
Sheree Hollinger – The perennial team captain, practical, supportive, and a fount of boundless energy. Never without her “to do” lists or Pocket Scheduler, her tendency to be hyper-organized occasionally drives her friends a bit crazy. She's the eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her family.
Dinah Grayson – The wise-cracking cynic of the group, who has fought her way to the top and relishes the view. A lawyer in the biggest and most prestigious law firm in Atlanta, she excels at everything . . . except romance. Armed with a dry martini and an even drier sense of humor, she seldom reveals her softer side as she tackles life head-on.
Lexie Richards - A true Southern belle who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is the vain, youth-obsessed event planner for a chain of four-star hotels that has never shied away from the occasional nip or tuck (she keeps her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial). Always one to revel in her status as a man-magnet, she can be counted on to share wild and hilarious tales of her romantic exploits.
Jeri Neal McFeeley - The ditzy ray of sunshine of the group. She's perky and naive and always sees the positive side of everything. Having been a nun for many years, she has been protected from life's seamier side. Even though she appears to be predictable on the surface, she recently relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia, and continues to make life choices that surprise and amaze her friends.
Vernadette Simms – A hard luck case if there ever was one. Marriage and motherhood came shortly after college and a dark cloud has hovered above her ever since. A public school teacher with limited finances and a problematic home life in Spivey's Corner, North Carolina, she is self-deprecating by necessity. She faces her tribulations with gallows humor and the unwavering support of her lifelong friends.