Waterworks Players will transport Southside audiences to a sultry Georgia veranda for its February production of The Savannah Sipping Society as four single women “of a certain age” gather for weekly drinking sessions to talk about their lives and expand their horizons.
Caitlin Linkins directs the production written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. This comedy follows a group of strangers drawn together by fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life.
Elaine Tola performs in her Waterworks premier as Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic. She is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one.
Jeffree Hudson is Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent death and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement. She faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life all alone.
The earthy and boisterous Marlafaye will be played by Leigh Lunsford. This good ol’ Texas gal has blasted into Savannah in the wake of divorce after she caught her husband tomcatting with a twenty-three-old dental hygienist. She also wants a fresh start on life along with wrecking a righteous revenge on her ex.
Mary Jo Stockton, cast as Jinx, rounds out the ensemble. New to Savannah, she is a spunky ball of fire and offers her services as a “life coach” to these needy women. Blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she may be the one most in need of sage advice.
Over the course of six months and through hilarious misadventures, 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.
Performances are on January 31st and February 1st, 7th, and 8th at 8pm in the evenings, plus an afternoon matinee on February 2nd at 2:00. You can obtain tickets by visiting the web site: https://waterworksplayers.org/buytickets or calling the box office at 434-392-3452.
This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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