Vermont Theatre Company (VTC) will counter the seasonal doldrums with two performances of a reading of the comedy "The Dixie Swim Club." The play's authors – Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten – were writers for the popular television series Golden Girls, and their talent for writing vibrant characters and dialogue that is by turns comedic and poignant is clearly evident in the voices of Sheree, Lexie, Jeri-Neal, Dinah, and Vernadette.

"The Dixie Swim Club" tells the story of five Southern women who formed a bond as members of a champion collegiate swim team, and who have met every August at a cottage on the Outer Banks to share their lives' successes, disasters, and challenges. Performances will be on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery. Tickets are $10 and reservations at 802-258-1344 or online at