Spring Production

Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

Directed by Tina Mullins and Betty Hitchcock

Produced by Marlene Griffenhagen

May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

THE STORY: 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. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and “perfect” life, and continues to be the group’s leader. Dinah, 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, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. 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, 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 ’round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever…




  •  Sheree Hollinger– Gayle Chisholm
  •  Dinah Grayson –  Joan Patton
  •  Vernadette Simms – Mary Glascock
  •  Lexie Richards – Sharon Fergurson
  •  Jeri Neal McFeeley – Andrea Silverman

Production Crew:

  • Stage Manager – Jane Becker and Kathryn Schmiel
  • Props – Jane Becker, Kathryn Schmiel, and Marilyn Armon
  • Set Design and Construction – Ted Day, Don Jewel, Chuck Breder, Tom Taggart, Ed Prendergast, Bob Bowman, Jane Becker, Rob Breck, Walt Meyer, Gene Schmiel, Kathryn Schmiel, and Jeffrey Posdamer
  • Sound  – John Bisaga, Larry Jackson, Nancy Mahevich, Ginny McCardle, and Joan Turner
  • Lighting  – Mike Ennis
  • Video – Bill Baird
  • Tickets – Mary Ann Bosco
  • Photography, Program, and Poster – Walt Meyer
  • Publicity – Kathryn Schmiel and Walt Meyer
  • Understudy – Dot Scheutze
  • Study Buddies – Ginny McCardle, Jane Becker, Dot Scheutze, Joan Turner, and Marilyn Armon
  • Greeters – Mary Ann Bosco, Denny Cumber, Emily Russell, Ginsy Shumate, Helen Esposito, Joan Claussen, Ina Mayer, Marian Posdamer