Ocala Civic Theatre’s DIXIE SWIM CLUB Runs November 6 -30th
Five Southern women, friends since their college swim team, reunite every summer at a beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Over beachfront biscuits and cocktails, these eccentric, endearing ladies share their hopes and regrets, sorrows and secrets. Energetic team captain Sheree Hollinger (Laura Bradford) keeps everyone organized. Lexie Richards (Danuta Jacob)would rather hang onto her youth and good looks than husbands. Vernadette Simms (Ginny Riley) lives under a dark cloud of misfortune. Dinah Grayson (Susan Moring) always has a dry martini in her hand and an even drier wisecrack prepared. And sweet Jeri Neal McFeeley (Kim Wise) is full of surprises.
As the years go by, the five friends rely on their enduring bond to overcome life’s challenges. Whether celebrating or consoling, these buoyant belles stay afloat through time and tides with love, laughter, and a lifetime of memories. This charming comedy is blessed with humor and heart, promising that no matter what fate flings their way, these warm and witty women are a team forever – and the sisterhood keeps on swimming!
The Dixie Swim Club is directed by Christine Perry, who has directed numerous productions at Ocala Civic Theatre, including Almost, Maine; Squabbles; Rumors; Doubt; Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks; Dr. Cook’s Garden; Tuesdays with Morrie; and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. She also has directed the youth shows The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Charlotte’s Web, and Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures for the Education Department. In addition to Ocala Civic Theatre productions, she has directed many college, high school, and children’s shows. Christine has 35 years of theatre and teaching experience and a background in musical theatre, comedy, and drama. She has been involved with Ocala Civic Theatre since 2003 as an actor, stage manager, box office assistant, costume-shop seamstress, and in various backstage capacities. Production stage manager is Jonathan Williams.
There will be 19 public performances of The Dixie Swim Club from November 6–30, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at $25 for adults and $12 for full-time students (ID required for college students). For more information or to purchase tickets, call (352) 236-2274 or go to www.ocalacivictheatre.com. Full-price tickets will be available online (a service charge applies to online purchases).
Ocala Civic Theatre, located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center, produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving more than 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season and reachingmore than 800 students ages 4-18 year-round through the Education Department. Ocala Civic Theatre is designated as a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service.