Written by Jones Hope Wooten
Directed by Eric Morris
This touching comedy centers around five Southern women who became friends on their college swim team. The group sets aside a long weekend every August to recharge their 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 play begins 22 years after they graduate from college. "The Dixie Swim Club" focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. 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 and 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 around their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. It is really a study in friendship and how it grows and changes through the years.
Jones Hope Wooten are the authors of “Golden Girls” and “Savannah Sipping Society”
Eric is going into his 5th year of collaborations with the Old Log Theatre. As an actor, Eric has portrayed Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, and Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet. OLT directing credits include Ghost the Musical, How I Became a Pirate, Lend Me a Tenor, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Eric is the Old Log’s Director of Production. Twin Cities collaborators: Guthrie Theater, Artistry Theater, Mill City Summer Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater, History Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Second Fiddle Productions. Regional collaborators: Dayton Opera, The Barn Theatre, Beef & Boards, Gallery Players, and the Heritage Theatre Festival. Eric holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Ithaca College and has participated in the Wesley Balk Opera Music-Theater Institute as both a performer and a director. Eric lives in Minneapolis with his wife Laura.
(Jeri Neal McFeeley)
* denotes AEA Member
Download the DIXIE SWIM CLUB press kit
Review - Stages of MN: The Old Log Theatre Opens it's 80th Year With a Winner, The Dixie Swim Club
Review- Minneapolis Star & Tribune: Old Log Theatre's 'Dixie Swim Club' plumbs the depths of life with laughter
Review - Lettered in Theatre: The Dixie Swim Club: Old Log Theatre
Review - Chanhassen Villager: Old Log Theatre presents The Dixie Swim Club
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