Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Dixie Swim Club Opens April 15

Taxes in? Celebrate on April 15th at Opening Night of The Dixie Swim Club at Central School Project's Squffy Theater. As always for festive Fridays, BOP Bakers will cater this Opening Night. For this show, the Bakers are going with a beach theme with summery drinks and snacks by donation. 

Bisbee's Obscure Productions cast and director of The Dixie Swim Club are deep in rehearsal and are thrilled to be working on such a great show. Director Mitchell A. Reed-Tattan says, "I have been truly blessed to work with such an incredible cast on my very first show as a director! This show will offer up the perfect balance of comedy and drama for our loving BOP audiences!"

Today we all know what BFFs are. This "squad" of funny women demonstrates that being friends forever needs humor, forgiveness, charity, and much more humor. Five Southern women met on their college swim team and reunite every August -- without kids, jobs and husbands – to refuel those friendships. Team leader is Sheree (Cheri Wiens), the organized one, hanging onto a “perfect” life. Dinah (Debby Gardner) is an overachieving attorney with a less-than-stellar life at home. Lexie (Suzi Pretty) is hanging onto youth for dear life through serial marriages. Vernadette (Daphne Ross) turns her humor back onto herself, while sweet Jeri (Nikki Heinrich) surprises all by becoming a mother. The writers, “America’s Playwrights” Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, are veterans of Off-Broadway, regional theater and television.

"Dixie Swim Club was a play I knew I wanted to do as soon as I heard the story line." says Nikki.  "I love the idea of having life-long friendships," she continues, "of women sticking by each other through thick and thin, despite their obvious differences. Theater is a place where you can dream of what you wish the world was like, what you wish your life was like or maybe to remind you how wonderful your life is compared to a character's life on stage. I'm excited to be able to create art on stage and embody a character who may or may not have any similarities to myself.  Dixie Swim Club is something you won't want to miss. Be ready to laugh, cry, and reminisce."

Dixie Swim Club plays at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave, in Old Bisbee. The show continues evenings at 7:30, April 16, 22 and 23, with two Sunday matinees at 3:00 on April 17 and 22.

Do buy your tickets in advance. You'll save some money, and we'll feel confident you'll be there to see this wonderful show. $10 advance tickets are available at Mimosa Market and Finders Keepers in Old Bisbee, at The Bisbee Food Coop in Lowell, and by mail from BOP at Box 277, Bisbee, 85603. Credit card purchase is available by phone or mail (plus $1 each). Tickets will be $12 at the door for adults and $6 for students. For more information contact BOP at, or at 520.366.7257.