The Savannah Sipping Society’ - Playhouse Theatre
Bundaberg Players Incorporated’s first 2019 Production, ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and was first performed in 2016 in the town of Buford in the state of Georgia, USA.
Set in Savannah, Georgia this delightfully comedic play is set in the present day and revolves around four women, who meet, become best friends, and decide it’s time to reclaim their zest and passion for a life they’ve somehow lost throughout the years. The main characters are Dot Haigler, a retiree (played by life member Lyn Greer), Randa Covington, an unemployed architect, (played by Penny Green), Jinx Jenkins, a want to be life coach (played by newcomer Alison Esposito) and finally Marlafaye Mosley, a good ol’ Texas gal (played by long-time member Trish Mears). The story starts with the chance meeting of the four strangers at a hot yoga class. Hot yoga is basically normal yoga held in a hot room. The girls soon discover that they share some common ground and quickly develop strong friendships.
Audience members may remember the T.V. series ‘The Golden Girls’ and be familiar with the premise of ‘The Odd Couple’ – if these two iconic sit-coms were to be blended together you would come up with ‘The Savanah Sipping Society’. Life member Phillip Fresta, whose directorial debut was ‘Dark of the Moon’ in 1999 is in the Director’s chair again and feels it is an excellent comedy for both the actors and the audience because it deals with real-life situations. Even though there are no male characters in the play, it is not a man-bashing comedy. It is good-hearted humour, an excellent escape from the everyday world for a couple of hours.
Performances will be held on:
Friday, March 1 - 7.30 pm
Saturday, March 2 - 7.30 pm
Sunday, March 3 - 3.00 pm
Friday, March 8 - 7.30 pm
Saturday, March 9 - 7.30 pm
Bookings open from Sunday 10th February at 10:00am at the Playhouse Theatre Steffensen Street, and continue each Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 12 noon or one hour prior to each performance.