Coaster Theatre’s fall production of “The Savannah Sipping Society” will begin Friday at 7:30 p.m. and run through Oct. 26.
Performances will be Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., with two Sunday matinees - Sep. 29 and Oct. 13 – that begin at 3 p.m.
In this comedy, four Southern women are drawn together by fate and decide it’s time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they had lost over the years.
Randa Covington, played by Danyelle Tinker, is a perfectionist and workaholic struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment, which reveals she has no life … and no idea how to get one.
Dot Haigler, played by Rosalie Ennis, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for retirement, faces the prospect of starting a new existence from scratch.
Marlafaye Mosley, played by Barbi England, is a Texas gal who has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist.
Also new to town, Jinx, played by Katherine Lacaze, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for the women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she overlooks the fact that she’s the one most in need of advice.
Over the course of six months filled with laughter, misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment, the middle-aged women bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. They discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment – and, most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make friends.
This is the first time Coaster Theatre will put on this play.
The director of “The Savannah Sipping Society” is Jean Rice, her second directing opportunity after February 2018’s production of “Fit to Kill,” a comedy noir.
Rice has been involved with Coaster Theatre since 1998. She has worked backstage, performed on stage as an actor and volunteered as an usher, among other responsibilities.
By HILARY DORSEY
For The Gazette Bring