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Upcoming Comedy The Dixie Swim Club Marks 100th Tellico Players Production

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 | Uncategorized | No Comments

East TN Mountain ViewsTickets are on sale for the Tellico Community Players’ July production of The Dixie Swim Club, a hilarious and touching comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.  The play marks the 100th production by the Players since the group formed 28 years ago.  In commemoration of the 100th milestone, the Players will award a pair of season tickets for the group’s 2019 productions to one of the playgoers.

Play dates are Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, and Thursday through Sunday, July 19-22, at the Tellico Community Playhouse, located at 304 Lakeside Plaza in Tellico Village.  Tickets cost $21 and are available online at www.tellicocommunityplayhouse.org.

The Dixie Swim Club is all about five unforgettable southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team.  They set aside a weekend each August to recharge their relationships at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.  There, free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. The play focuses on four of those special weekends, spanning a period of 33 years.  James Fisher is directing, and Betty Ann Sterner is the show’s producer.

The Cast

Jo Beliles will play Sheree Hollinger, the spunky team captain who desperately tries to maintain her organized and “perfect” life and continues to be the group leader.

Judie Douglas appears as Dinah Grayson, a wisecracking overachiever.  She’s a career dynamo, whose victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life.

Cindy Archer is Lexie Richards, a pampered and outspoken woman determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible.  She enjoys being married over and over again.

Barbara Kistler-Martin will play Vernadette Simms, a self-deprecating acerbic woman acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, who has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos.

Geri Denny appears as Jeri Neal McFeeley.  Sweet and eager to please, she experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise.

The Players’ first production was the melodrama Dirty Work Afoot in September 1990.  They performed the play again in October 1998.  Early Players performances were staged in the lower level of the Tellico Village Yacht Club and at various other venues.  The current Playhouse opened in October 2014 with the comedy Red Velvet Cake Wars.

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