VTC presents a reading of 'The Dixie Swim Club' at Hooker-Dunham

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BRATTLEBORO >> With the holidays over and the winter stretching ahead, 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.

Premiering in 2007, 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 over the course of nearly five decades. The play focuses on four of these weekends, when the women are 44, 49, 50-something, and 70-something. Although the years change them, and occasionally set them at odds, their friendship and care for each other remains constant.

The cast is composed of five actresses from the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts: Sue Davis, Louise Krieger, Dawn Mayo, Julie Richardson, and Sue Tracy of Ashfield.

Performances are on Sat., Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $10 and reservations can be made by calling the VTC box office at 802-258-1344 or online at vtcreservations@gmail.com

For more information about the production, contact Robert Kramsky at rkramsky@wsesu.org.


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