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The Savannah Sipping Society

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
permission by Dramatists Play Service
Audition Dates: July 8-9, 2018 (tentative)
Performance Dates: Sept. 7-23, 2018
Production Photos: Sept. 5, 2018 (Wednesday)

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!

Characters

Randa Covington - a career-driven architect with no social life who was recently fired for raising a stink when she was passed over for a promotion.

Dot Haigler - a recent widow with failing eyesight

Marlafaye Mosley - a Texan divorcee who’s always making pointed jokes at her loutish ex-husband’s expense.

Jinx Jenkins - a freewheeling nomad currently working as a beautician and aspiring life coach.

non speaking role at the end of Act 1, Scene 4