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Dixie a celebration of Southern friendship
Georgia Mountain Players present touching comedy
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The Georgia Mountain Players will present "The Dixie Swim Club" at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, and April 18-19 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on April 14 and 20, at the Brenau Downtown Center (formerly the Georgia Mountains Center).

The "Dixie Swim Club" is a touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those 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.

Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, The "Dixie Swim Club" focuses on four weekends spanning a period of 33 years.

The Georgia Mountain Players will present the play at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13, and April 18-19 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on April 14 and 20, at the Brenau Downtown Center (formerly the Georgia Mountains Center).

Sheree (Jene Robocker), the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and perfect life, and continues to be the group’s leader. Dinah (Linda Smith), the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo.

But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie (Rhonda Brown), pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold onto her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married — over and over and over again.

The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette (Dianne Martin), acutely aware of the dark cloud hovering over her life, has decided to give in and embrace the chaos. And the sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal (Peggy Strickland), experiences a late entry into motherhood taking them all by surprise.

As their lives unfold and years pass, the women increasingly rely on each another to get through the challenges of men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce and aging.

The friends rally around their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.

Prices are $17 for adults and $13 for seniors (60 and older), students and children.

Tickets are available at the Box Office BDC or by calling 770-534-8420 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Additional fees apply when ordering by phone or Internet.

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