The first production of the ninth season of the Lindale Community Theater, “The Savannah Sipping Society,’’ took the stage this past weekend and proved to be a hilarious and outstanding effort.
Written by three of America’s most prolific comedic playwrights, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, and directed by the multi-talented, Jean Pines, this hilarious two-act comedy takes place in the second-story veranda of a Savannah home.
This is where four unique Southern women serendipitously meet at a yoga class and establish an unbreakable bond of friendship in “The Savannah Sipping Society.’’
Act I introduces us to the dubious and serious-minded Randa Covington (played by Pines), a career-driven architect with no social life who was recently fired for raising a stink when she was passed over for a promotion, and her new self-appointed friends; the mildly cheerful Dot Haigler (played by the gifted Terri Dievendorf), a retired French teacher and recent widow with failing eyesight, and the humorously earthy Marlafaye Mosley (excellently played by Kay McEntire), a jilted divorcée and nurse turned liquor distributor, whose hilarious zingers aimed at her ex-husband keeps the audience in stitches.
To complete the Savannah sipping quartet, Dot invites the exuberant, high-spirited wanderer Jinx Jenkins (played by the talented Marcy Saucer), an experienced beauty makeover artist and self-appointed life coach to join them for their first Friday night happy hour on Randa’s veranda.
The gradual unfolding of their individual past experiences and shared emotions that begin over burnt cheese strips and good ol’ Kentucky bourbon instigates a hilarious string of spontaneous adventures and surprises that is brought on by their new life coach that creates an unbreakable bond between the Savannah sipping quartet and keeps the audience in stitches.
The outstanding performance by cast members of “The Savannah Sipping Society’’ continues this weekend.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Feb. 2 and 3) and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., Feb. 4.
Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time. All seats are general admission and are first come, first served.
Adult tickets are $15, student tickets $12, and children 12 and under $8. Tickets will also be available at the door or may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2718438. (A small service charge will be added to all credit/debit card purchases).
Tickets for the 2018 season will also be available at these performances and are $45 per person. The theater is located at 109 W. Hubbard St. in downtown Lindale. For more information on these performances, please feel free to contact Tim Mitchiner with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting www.lindalecommunitytheater.org, or by calling 903-638-0402.