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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Play focuses on friendship

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Actors in "The Dixie Swim Club," a play hosted by the Community Theatre of Clay County, practice their roles as best friends, including (from left) Christy Stevenson, Alyssa Papinchock, Kyla Scheuermann and Ashlee Vitz. Not pictured: Brandi Reynolds. The play will be Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. [Order this photo]
A story of life-long friendship.

"The Dixie Swim Club," a play written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, is just that.

On Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, the Community Theatre of Clay County will perform the heart-warming comedy.

"The Dixie Swim Club" involves five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. They remain life-long friends and set aside a long weekend every August to gather and relax, traveling to the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives.

The play focuses on four of the weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.

The characters include: Sheree, played by Kyla Scheuermann, the spunky team captain who desperately tries to maintain her "perfect" life; Dinah, played by Christy Stevenson, the wise-cracking overachiever; Lexie, played by Ashlee Vitz, the pampered and outspoken one; Vernadette, played by Brandi Reynolds, who is deciding to embrace the chaos of her life; and Jeri Neal, played by Alyssa Papinchock, who enters motherhood at a time that surprises them all.

"This play is hysterically funny," Director Elaine Clark said. "It's a cross between 'The Golden Girls,' 'Designing Women' and 'Fried Green Tomatoes.' Women will relate to it very well, but anyone with a good sense of humor will love it."

A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with the performance following at 7:15 p.m.

Reservations are required for the dinner theater performances. Tickets can be purchased by calling 442-6909, or locally at the main branch of Riddell National Bank.

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